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3 1/2 pounds of Canadian chocolate had special ingredient - cannabis

Canadian-made chocolate seized at the Peace Bridge this week contained a special ingredient - cannabis - Customs and Border Protection officials said.

About 3 1/2 pounds of marijuana edibles being were shipped from Scarborough, Ont., to Brooklyn were seized on Tuesday, Customs officials said.

The shipment labeled as "candy" was selected for further inspection at the border, and agents found 41 chocolate bars sold under the brand "Firebars."

The seizure is part of an uptick in narcotics seizures locally.

The Buffalo Field Office of the Customs and Border Protection agency made more than 600 narcotics seizures in the 2016 fiscal year, a spike of 35 percent over the previous year, the agency said.

“We continue to encounter unique, prohibited products that individuals attempt to smuggle into the U.S.,” said Acting Port Director Cary Frieling. “Our officers are dedicated to ensuring that products of this nature are prevented from entering the U.S. commerce.”

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