MONTREAL, July 3, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canada Border Services Agency
(CBSA) announced today that its officers have seized 3 kg of suspected
heroin at the Montréal-Trudeau Airport.
The suspected drug was discovered on June 19, 2013, in the suitcase of a
traveller arriving on a flight from the United Arab Emirates. The
border services officers searched the suitcase and found the suspected
drug packed and concealed in a false bottom. They conducted tests on
the substance that showed it was suspected heroin.
"Heroin is one of the worst drugs ever and its consumption leads to
dependence and serious health risks. I am proud of the diligence of
CBSA officers who, by such seizures, prevent the entry of illegal drugs
in Canada," said Benoît Chiquette, Regional Director General of the
CBSA for the Quebec Region.
CBSA officers arrested the traveller, who was turned over to the Royal
Canadian Mounted Police for further investigation.
In 2012, CBSA officers at the Montréal-Trudeau Airport, Travellers
Section, carried out 205 drug seizures. During the same period, Quebec
Region border services officers carried out a total of 1,653 drug
SOURCE: Canada Border Services Agency
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