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Border agents seize $1M in ecstasy

BUFFALO, N. Y. — U. S. border agents at the Peace Bridge have seized $1 million in ecstasy hidden among bushels of blueberries in a transport truck bound for Florida.

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers searched the truck Friday after it crossed the bridge to Buffalo.

During the course of an inspection, officers used gamma-ray technology to generate a high-resolution image of the truck’s contents, which revealed an anomaly in the roof of the truck’s sleeper cab.

Ten vacuum-sealed bags filled with 48,400 ecstasy tablets were found in the cab. “CBP’s non-intrusive inspection technology assists our officers in preventing terrorist weapons and contraband, including illegal drugs from entering our country while facilitating the orderly flow of legitimate trade and travel,” said James Engleman, CBP director of field operations in Buffalo.

Charged with importation and possession with the intent to distribute a controlled substance is Leon Johnson, 41, of Brampton.   From the St. Catherine’s Standard

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February 5, 2009 - Posted by | BOLO and Crime, Border Security, trucking | , , , , , ,

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