Drug smuggling surged in Detroit area, but that's not all Customs confiscated

Carol Thompson
The Detroit News

July was a chart-topping month for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Detroit Field Office. 

Officers stationed along the Michigan-Ontario border seized a whopping 8,131 pounds of drugs in that month, more than five times what they seized in all of fiscal year 2019 — 1,555 pounds — and more than twice what they seized in any single month the year before.

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