Ecstasy, GBL seizure - 9-1-20

Roughly 50 grams of ecstasy and 634 grams of GBL were seized from three separate parcels at Washington Dulles International Airport Aug. 30.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Washington Dulles International Airport on Sunday seized nearly 700 grams of illicit narcotics from three separate air cargo shipments from London.

After CBP detected anomalies with each shipment, narcotics detector dog Ginna alerted to the presence of 3,4-Methylenedioxy methamphetamine — more commonly known as MDMA or ecstasy — in one of the parcels, authorities said Tuesday.

Nearly 50 grams of ecstasy were present in the package, which was reportedly destined for an address in Greenville County, South Carolina.

The other two parcels each contained 317 grams of gamma-butyrolactone, or GBL, a Schedule I controlled substance as classified by the Drug Enforcement Agency.

One of the GBL shipments was destined for Middlesex County, Massachusetts, while the other was addressed to Madison County, Alabama.

Authorities said Dulles CBP on Aug. 22 intercepted a similar shipment containing 60 grams of ecstasy and 970 grams of GBL overall.

Per CBP data, the agency seized an average of 3,707 pounds of illicit drugs every day last year at U.S. ports of entry.

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