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4/20 Day plans crushed as border agents seize 150 pounds of marijuana bound for Britain

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WASHINGTON (WBFF) — Customs and Border Patrol agents at Dulles International Airport in Virginia crushed possible 4/20 Day plans in London. Agents seized 150 pounds of pot apparently bound for Great Britain in the days before April 20.

Officers seized 62 packages of marijuana on Saturday that weighed nearly 99 combined pounds and seized another 38 packages on Sunday that collectively weighed a little more than 51 pounds. All 100 packages and 150 pounds were on the way to London.

The seized marijuana will be destroyed. Some states have moved to legalize marijuana but bulk smuggling remains illegal. On the federal level, possession or distribution of marijuana in any amount is illegal.

“The internet has essentially created a singular marketplace where consumers can buy anything from anywhere across the globe; however, Customs and Border Protection reminds consumers and vendors that those transactions and commodities must still comply with applicable U.S. laws,” said Daniel Escobedo, area port director for CBP’s Area Port of Washington, D.C., in a release.

According to the CBP, people in California were the busiest shippers of pot. CBP officers intercepted 80 parcels of Golden State ganja, 15 parcels of Las Vegas reefer, and five parcels of sinsemilla from Seattle.

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Agents seize an average of 4,732 pounds of drugs every day at the nation's ports of entry.

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