Border officers seize 1 ton of marijuana in N.J.
BY JOE MALINCONICO
So Customs and Border Protection officials at Port Elizabeth became somewhat suspicious about a shipment of pottery making that circuitous journey. They targeted the clay vases for a special inspection in Elizabeth, where the cargo container was being transferred from ship to truck.
And when they put the container through a imaging machine, they noticed there appeared to be something inside the vases. It turned out to be 1,097 bricks of marijuana, weighing more than a ton, with a street value of more than $5 million, Custom officials announced yesterday.
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