MONTREAL, Aug. 31 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canada Border Services Agency
(CBSA) announced today that its officers working at the Pierre Elliot
Trudeau Airport have intercepted almost 11kg of heroin, with an
estimated street value of $4 million. On July 30, during an examination
of a shipment of rugs from Pakistan, Commercial Operations officers
intercepted the heroin. The drugs were hidden within the hand-knotted
woollen fibres of the rugs.
"This seizure was the result of the diligent work of CBSA officers whose
expertise in examination and investigative techniques led them to
identify indicators of concealment," said CBSA Quebec Region Director
General Bernard Brie. "I want to commend the work of our officers whose
efforts have prevented illegal drugs from reaching our communities."
In 2009-2010, CBSA officers in the Quebec Region have made over 2000
drug seizures, keeping illegal drugs worth an estimated street value of
$680 million off the streets of Canada. The CBSA works closely with
domestic and international law enforcement partners to prevent the
smuggling of illegal drugs which fuels organized crime and undermines
the safety of Canadian communities.
The investigation continues.
Photos available on request.
SOURCE Canada Border Services Agency
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