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Nearly 4,000 Pounds of Pot Seized at Miami Seaport

Mother lode of marijuana found in container from ship that stopped in Jamaica



    U.S. Customs and Border Protection
    Packages of marijuana found in a container at the Miami Seaport.

    Nearly 4,000 pounds of marijuana were found in a shipping container at the Miami Seaport, U.S. Customs and Border protection officials said Thursday.

    Bales of the pot, which totaled 3,837 pounds and is worth about $7,674,000, were found this past Friday amid packages of magnetite during a routine quality examination by Customs officers.

    Officials said the vessel M/V Stadt Munchen had begun its journey in Australia, but it's believed the marijuana was put into the container during a stop in Kingston, Jamaica.

    No arrests have been made, but Customs and Homeland Security are both investigating.

    The seizure is one of the biggest for the agency in a while, but not the largest, officials said. Marijuana loads of nearly 5,000 pounds have been seized by Customs in the past.