Sunday, March 14, 2021

$400,000 worth of marijuana seized from inbound flight at Buffalo Niagara International Airport (KBUF), Cheektowaga, New York

BUFFALO, New York (WIVB) — Around $400,000 worth of marijuana was seized at Buffalo Niagara International Airport after Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority Transit Police were tipped off about an inbound flight.

When the flight arrived, K9 Zev and handler Officer Nesci completed a “free air sniff” of the five suspicious bags. Zev alerted officers to the smell of narcotics in all five bags, according to authorities.

After a warrant was granted, officers found 120 pounds of marijuana across the five bags.

The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority said one of their officers was given information from law enforcement in Sacramento, California about an inbound flight to Buffalo carrying a large amount of marijuana.


  1. Only caught because of a tip off. This makes you wonder how many drugs get flown around successfully on airliners with no tip off. And whoever did that tipping off must have had a serious grudge. Hope he/she knows how to disappear effectively. The cartels have a deep reach in the US thanks to open borders and some states like California with lackadaisical law enforcement.

  2. What kind of plane? Obviously not on an airliner.