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More than 100 pounds of ecstasy seized at Blue Water Bridge

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Tara Jeffrey

Officials say about 113 pounds of MDMA was seized at the Bluewater Bridge last month.

In a news release issued by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), officials say the drug — commonly known as ecstasy — was discovered when officers in Port Huron were conducting inspections of inbound commercial cargo shipments, July 25.

Vacuum-sealed packages were found, “comingled among a shipment of legitimate goods,” the agency noted. Subsequent testing showed the contents were identified as MDMA.

The drugs were seized, and the commercial conveyance was detained pending further investigation by Homeland Security Investigations Border Enforcement Security Task Force Port Huron.

“The vigilance and dedication our officers display on a daily basis is showcased in this seizure of illegal drugs, which were prevented from entering our local community,” said acting port director Scott Opalka, Area Port of Port Huron.

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