The seizure of marijuana by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at international crossings along the New York/Canada border jumped 1,000 percent this fiscal year. Officers seized more than 40,000 pounds of the drugs during the first 11 months of this fiscal year.
CBP Office of Field Operations officers assigned to the Buffalo Field Office seized 40,337 pounds of marijuana during the first 11 months of Fiscal Year 2020, according to information obtained from CBP officials. This is up from 3,443 pounds during the same period last year.
The report, released by CBP officials on Friday, reports the seizure of marijuana jumped more than 1,000 percent when comparing the same year-to-date periods.
“The work of the officers has been incredible and their dedication to CBP’s enforcement mission is evident when you look at the increase in narcotics seizures,” said Buffalo Field Office Director Rose Brophy. “Criminal organizations are not going