Beer truck busted with 'Bud' at border

| Monday, January 21, 2002

U.S. Customs inspectors in Blaine, WA, seized more than 1,400 pounds of high-potency "B.C. Bud" marijuana from a beer truck late Tuesday. The bust is being called the largest ever on the U.S.-Canadian border.

Customs officers working the commercial truck crossing reportedly noticed a strong marijuana odor when they opened the back of the truck, bound for California. Inside, they discovered 34 large hockey bags containing the marijuana mingled with a shipment of bottled beer.

Since October, Customs inspectors at the Pacific Highway Commercial Truck crossing have seized more than two tons of B.C. Bud hidden in commercial trucks, said Peg Fearon, port director for Customs in Blaine. The wholesale value of this high-potency marijuana haul is about $12 million.

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