- Associated Press - Sunday, June 19, 2016

SWANTON, Vt. (AP) - The sector of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection based in Swanton, Vermont, seized five times more marijuana than any other sector covering the Canadian border in the last fiscal year.

The Burlington Free Press reports (https://bfpne.ws/24Zas9N ) that Swanton - which operates four border crossing stations in Vermont and four in New York - seized 502 pounds of marijuana in the federal fiscal year running from Oct. 1, 2014 to Sept. 30, 2015.

The only other sector approaching that amount is based in Blaine, Washington, which seized just under 100 pounds of pot. The other sectors combined, including Blaine, seized 152 pounds.

Customs does not publish statistics on heroin seizures, but agency spokesman Steve Sapp said Swanton sector seized 30 pounds in 2014 and one pound in 2015.


Information from: The Burlington Free Press, https://www.burlingtonfreepress.com

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