Dulles Airport Travelers Nabbed with 73 Pounds of Marijuana | Public SafetyPosted by On

Two Las Vegas men are facing felony narcotics possession charges after U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Dulles Airport discovered nearly 73 pounds of marijuana in their checked baggage.

Virginia State Police troopers charged Kaliq Talib McCallister, 33, and Christian Tyler Knight, 28, with felony possession with intent to distribute, transportation, and narcotics conspiracy charges. 

They did not make their flight to Paris.

According to the CBP report, there is an increasing trend of United States-based growers and retailers shipping marijuana to Europe and Africa where high-quality weed can fetch prices many times higher than in the domestic market. 

Typically, CBP officers see the marijuana being exported in smaller parcels, but occasionally—like the Feb. 22 incident—officers find marijuana-stuffed suitcases. 

CBP officers found 68 large vacuum-sealed bags full of suspected marijuana in three suitcases being loaded onto a flight bound for Keflavik, Iceland, with Paris as a final destination. They identified the travelers and escorted them and their baggage to an inspection station. The marijuana weighed in at 72 pounds, 15 ounces. The CBP said the street value was a much as $350,000 in the United States, “depending on potency.” The pot could be sold for two or three times as much in Paris,…

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