Over 1,000 Pounds of Cannabis Seized at Fort Street Cargo Facility Manifested as Steel Wire

Yet another huge bust of cannabis coming in from Canada. This is about the third one of this size in the past 5/6 weeks. If one presumes border security  are only getting about 10% of what comes over there’s tonnes of the stuff coming in over the US’s northern border which implies that Canada needs to pull it’s finger out over enforcement on illegal grows.

The other open question could well be … Is legally grown Canadian cannabis being diverted to the black market and sent south. It’s not an unimaginable thought.

DETROIT – On August 23, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations Officers at the Fort Street Cargo Facility encountered a commercial truck operated by a Canadian citizen. The driver presented a manifest for steel wire destined to a distribution center in Chicago.  Upon examination of the truck, CBP officers discovered over 1,031 pounds of marijuana concealed in five wooden crates.

August 24, 2020
1,031lbs seized at Fort Street Cargo
1,031lbs of marijuana seized at Fort Street Cargo Facility


Upon entry, CBP officers became suspicious and referred the shipment for additional inspection. Officers opened the first of the five wooden crates and discovered it to be loaded with vacuum sealed packages each containing marijuana.

“The Port of Detroit is proud to have prevented the exploitation of our borders and the introduction of illicit drugs into our communities”, said Detroit Port Director Devin Chamberlain. “I am equally proud of our CBP Officers and Agriculture Specialists who remain vigilant in their efforts to protect the American people every day.”

The Detroit Field Office, which covers all ports of entry throughout Michigan, continues to see an increase in narcotics seized at our ports of entry. Since March, CBP Field Operations has seized over 5,500 pounds of marijuana at ports of entry across the state.


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