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Grand Portage CBP Officers Find 20 Bags of Cocaine in SUV

Twenty small baggies of cocaine were seized from a vehicle attempting to enter the U.S. at the Grand Portage Port of Entry. Twenty small baggies of cocaine were seized from a vehicle attempting to enter the U.S. at the Grand Portage Port of Entry. |  Photo: CBP

Created: March 22, 2019 12:00 PM

U.S. Customs and Border Protection says its officers at the Grand Portage Port of Entry found 20 small baggies of cocaine in a vehicle coming from Canada.

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The discovery was made on March 16 after a Chevrolet Equinox was referred for inspection. The contents of the bags added up to 20.9 grams of cocaine.

The 43-year-old woman from Sioux Lookout, Ontario, who was driving the vehicle was arrested and turned over to the Cook County authorities for possible prosecution.

"Working collaboratively with our state and local law enforcement partners is a key component of CBP," said Port Director Craig Kalar in a news release. "Through that collaboration we were able to take these dangerous narcotics off our streets."

Sioux Lookout is a 263 miles (423 kilometers) northwest of the Grand Portage Port of Entry by road.

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