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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The keen-eyed Customs and Border Protection officers at Miami International Airport seized 100 pounds of pot hidden inside large fiberglass decorative boxes.
CBP officers said they made the find on July 28th, when they selected wooden crates – shipped from Mexico to an address in the Midwest – for examination. Inside the crates were six large fiberglass decorative boxes.
Agents said upon further inspection, the boxes had false shelf enclosure. When they removed the shelf, authorities found six brick-shaped packages wrapped in plastic with a green leafy substance inside. The substances tested positive for marijuana.
“We are very proud of our CBP officers for going the extra mile every day,” said Miami International Airport Port Director Christopher Maston. “This seizure is a great example of their commitment to keeping dangerous, illegal drugs out of the United States.”
Customs turned it over the marijuana to Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Homeland Security Investigations.