ABF Freight System workers in Connecticut were credited with helping police seize 13.5 pounds of marijuana and arrest two people on drug charges.
Police seized the marijuana as it was en route to an ABF terminal near Orange, Conn., according to local news reports. The drugs were hidden in a shipment.
A New Haven, Conn., man and a Hamden, Conn., woman were arrested and face drug charges. Police told local reporters ABF employees assisted their investigation.
Traffickers often try to use legitimate transportation companies to distribute marijuana and other drugs. Typically they will use multiple boxes to conceal the product, and sometimes use coffee grounds to mask the scent.
In Washington, police recently seized 33 pounds of marijuana sent by FedEx to an address where dealers didn’t expect residents to be home to collect it.
In this case, the residents were home when the package arrived, and alerted police. The drugs would have been worth about $120,000 on the street.
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