Akwesasne Mohawk police seize 282 pounds of marijuana

Akwesasne Mohawk police seize 282 pounds of marijuana
(Source: CNN/file)

CORNWALL ISLAND (WWNY) - Akwesasne Mohawk police seized 282 pounds of marijuana that was on its way to the U.S.

According to a news release from the department, the drugs are worth close to three quarters of a million dollars.

Police say last Thursday, police saw a boat meet up with a UTV on Cornwall Island, when several large hockey bags of weed were put onto the boat.

They followed the boat to a private residence on the mainland. That's where police got the drugs, but not the suspects; they fled before police arrived.

Officers say the marijuana was on its way to the U.S. to be resold at a high profit.

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