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Border Patrol agents in Baltimore CBP seize cannabis lollipops

January 25, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Border Patrol agents in Baltimore CBP seize cannabis lollipops

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Agents with U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized pot-laced “cannabis lollipops” at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport on January 11th.

During an examination of luggage that arrived a day after the traveler arrived from Iceland, CBP officers located ten lollipops concealed in a plastic bin.

CBP officials said the lollipop packaging was decorated with marijuana leaves, later tested positive for THC and weighed 186 grams.

“Customs and Border Protection enforce hundreds of laws and regulations, including those governing the importation of illegal narcotics,” Dianna Bowman, the CBP’s Director for the Area Port of Baltimore, said in a press release. “The CBP officers search techniques were key in this seizure.”

Officials said the cannabis lollipops were seized, and the baggage was turned over to airline employees to forward to the traveler.

“It is Customs and Border Protection’s mission to keep illicit drugs out of the U.S., and CBP officers are the component to fulfilling that. This seizure is a reflection of our commitment to enforcing federal laws and regulations,” Casey Owen Durst, CBP’s Field Operations Director in Baltimore, stated.

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