MONTREAL, June 4, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canada Border Services Agency
(CBSA) announced today the seizure of 7.5 kilograms of suspected
cocaine at the Léo-Blanchette mail processing centre in Montréal. The
resale value of the drug is estimated at over $ 300 000.
X-rays of parcels from Peru revealed the presence of masses hidden in
different places in the packages. Once opened, officers found bags of
white powder concealed in different places in mascot costumes. The NIK
Test then determined that the substance was suspected cocaine.
The seizure is a result of CBSA officers' vigilance and expertise when
conducting in-depth examinations of parcels in the International Mail
The drugs were turned over to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).
The CBSA and the RCMP work together to prevent drugs and other
contraband from entering Canada. These seizures help prevent illegal
drug smuggling that endangers the safety of Canadian communities and
generates profits for organized crime.
During fiscal year 2010-2011, CBSA officers at the Léo-Blanchette mail
processing centre in Montréal made 1158 drug seizures.
Photos available upon request.
SOURCE CANADA BORDER SERVICES AGENCY
For further information:
CBSA Media Relations, Quebec Region