Drug seizures along northern border up 1,000%, partly because of Canada's legalization of recreational pot: CBP

Drug seizures along the Canadian border in upstate New York have increased by more than 1,000% this year, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.The agency’s Buffalo Field Office, which covers 16 ports of entry throughout the state, recovered more than 40,000 pounds of narcotics over 732 separate seizures from Oct. 1, 2019, to Aug. 31, 2020, federal officials said in a recent news release.By comparison, just about 3,400 pounds of narcotics were seized during the same period a year earlier.Authorities believe that Canada’s legalization of recreational marijuana, which came into effect …

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