U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Peace Bridge Thursday said they have seized more than 27 pounds of marijuana in four separate commercial shipments over the past two days.
On Wednesday, customs officers at the Peace Bridge selected three commercial shipments for inspection and discovered about seven pounds of marijuana within each package, totaling just over 21 pounds.
On Thursday, officers selected an additional commercial shipment and seized more than six pounds of marijuana.
According to customs, all four packages containing marijuana that were seized over the two days had a total weight of just over 27 pounds.
A spokesman for the agency said there has been an increase in the volume of marijuana seized at the border.
According to Aaron Bowker, public affairs liaison at the Customs and Border Protection Buffalo Field Office, about 3,000 pounds of marijuana have been seized from shipments between October 2018 and July 9, 2019, compared to about 590 pounds of marijuana seized during the same period the year before.