Three hundred-twenty six grams of marijuana were discovered and seized by Customs and Border Protection at Washington Dulles International Airport on Tuesday.
The incident marked the second time in two weeks Dulles CBP officers have confiscated a shipment of the illicit drug after a similar seizure occurred on June 2, according to authorities. In both cases the narcotics were contained inside 93 tins packed into three parcels, each shipped from West Hollywood, California, and destined for a different address in Belgium.
The marijuana confiscated on June 2 totaled 325 grams, only one gram less than Tuesday’s seizure.
“Shippers of illicit contraband sometimes attempt a similar export method, and when they do, CBP officers are there to intercept the load,” CBP Director of Field Operations in Baltimore Casey Durst said in a prepared statement. “Our officers’ dedication and vigilance are commendable, and were instrumental in intercepting these illegal narcotics.”
CBP officers at airports nationwide confiscated an average of 4,657 pounds of narcotics every day in 2018, according to CBP.