MONTREAL, Oct. 31, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canada Border Services Agency
(CBSA) announced a rather unusual seizure in this day of Halloween.
Instead of being filled with candies, three pumpkins carried by a
female traveller at Montréal-Trudeau Airport contained nearly two
kilograms of suspected cocaine.
Border services officers discovered the pumpkins filled with suspected
cocaine while searching the luggage of the traveller. The drug was
transported to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police office for further
"Border services officers work tirelessly to intercept narcotics
regardless how they are hidden", said Benoît Chiquette, the CBSA's
Regional Director General for the Quebec Region. "This seizure helps
eradicate narcotics from our community by stopping potential
traffickers from using our international airports for their illicit
Since the beginning of 2013, border services officers at
Montréal-Trudeau Airport have made 173 drug seizures, including 10
cocaine seizures for a total of 44 kilograms.
In 2012, border services officers in the Quebec Region made a total of
1653 drug seizures.
SOURCE: Canada Border Services Agency
For further information:
CBSA Communications Office, Quebec Region
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