CHAMPLAIN — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Champlain Port of Entry Cargo Facility seized more than 1,545 pounds of marijuana in a commercial shipment, Wednesday.

According to a press release from CBP Public Affairs Officer Mike Niezgoda, officers encountered a commercial shipment labeled as “used reels,” and selected the shipment for further examination.

During the course of the secondary inspection, a canine team alerted officers to the presence of drugs within the shipment, according to the press release, which states officers proceeded to perform a thorough examination of the shipment’s contents, discovering six pallets containing vacuum-sealed packages of marijuana.

The packages field-tested positive for the properties of marijuana and have an estimated street value of $3.2 million, according to Niezgoda’s press release.

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