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Man Accused Of Smuggling Hash Oil

A Canadian man was charged with trying to transport more than $1 million worth of hashish oil from the United States to Canada, U.S. Customs agents said Tuesday.

Hashish oil, derived from marijuana plants, has a high concentration of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana. It is used to soak rolling papers or commercial cigarettes, which are then smoked.

Ovide Martin, 64, was arrested Friday after U.S. Border Patrol officers saw him acting suspiciously near the U.S.-Canada border in Mooers Forks, agents said.

Authorities seized 14 gallons of hashish oil from Martin’s van.

The liquid had a street value of just more than $1 million, agents said.