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Maryland State Patrol, Homeland Security Conduct Hazmat Sting


According to Baltimore WJZ, Maryland State Police troopers conducted a 3-day sting to crack down on trucks hauling hazardous materials.

The troopers reportedly teamed up with local law enforcement agencies and Homeland Security to “catch drivers hauling illegal and dangerous cargo,” WJZ reported.

Authorities focused their efforts at the Baltimore Port.

A checkpoint was set up in Cecil County, Maryland on I-95.  Authorities inspected trucks and their cargo.  They were looking to make sure drivers had proper permits for the substances they were hauling.

In total, authorities searched more than 100 trucks.  Thirty trucks were found to have violations.

“Troopers say the sting could become a model for other agencies to target illegal cargo at ports across the country,” WJZ reported.





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