CBSA seizes 858 kg of hashish at the Port of Montreal

MONTREAL, Aug. 11, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has seized 858 kg of hashish at its Port of Montreal Container Examination Facility. Border services officers intercepted the drugs on May 16, 2014, after having targeted a container arriving from Morocco for which the import documentation contained discrepancies. The drugs were concealed in boxes of ceramic tiles.

The first boxes were X-rayed and, following examination of a number of boxes, a border services officer noticed a difference in colour on the screen in one of the boxes. The officer also noted that the tiles were thicker than the tiles examined previously. Therefore, he X-rayed the tiles one by one and discovered two separate masses. The hashish was found by breaking one of the tiles.

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SOURCE Canada Border Services Agency

For further information: Media Relations, CBSA, Quebec Region, 514-350-6130, Que_media_ASFC@cbsa-asfc.gc.ca