Almost 500 kilos of hashish was seized from a vessel attempting to illegally cross the border off Florida’s shoreline. The Officers with the US Customs and Border Safety (CBP) Air and Marine Operations arrested two people aboard the vessel, which they described as “jam-packed” with hashish.
The CBP additionally seized greater than $6,000 and a gun through the arrest.
Whereas 500 kilos of hashish seems like a hefty load, it’s modest compared to the 384,230 kilos of hashish seized by Air and Marine Operations final 12 months.
As hashish is legalized in some U.S. states, there was a downward pattern within the quantity of hashish seized alongside particular borders. In 2016, data from the U.S. Border Patrol confirmed a reasonably constant decline in hashish seizures alongside the southwestern border, hitting its lowest level in 2015. And at the very least one study has discovered that violent crimes tied to drug trafficking are dropping in border states with authorized hashish legal guidelines, reminiscent of California.
In 2016, voters in Florida elected to considerably broaden the state’s medical hashish program, which was formally applied final 12 months.