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Peace Bridge inspection finds 3 pounds of pot in box marked 'kids toys'

A box marked as "Kids Toys/Clothing" in a commercial shipment inspected at the Peace Bridge warehouse Monday turned out to be three pounds of marijuana, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said Tuesday.

CBP officers selected a commercial shipment that was manifested as "Kids Toys/Clothing” for inspection and found two "clear wrapped bags" inside containing what they suspected was marijuana. The contents field-tested positive for marjuana.

“Smugglers will use many methods to bring illegal narcotics into the U.S. and our officers will work diligently to prevent these types of shipments form hitting our streets,” said Buffalo Port Director Cary Frieling in a statement.

Customs officials noted that the Buffalo Field Office made 64 narcotic seizures in fiscal year 2017, a 6 percent increase from fiscal year 2016.

The contents of this package inspected at the Peace Bridge warehouse Monday field-tested positive for marijuana, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said. (Courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection )

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