TORONTO, June 11 /CNW/ - The Royal Canadian Mounted Police at the Toronto
International Airport have charged a 29 year old woman with importing
approximately 30 kilos of cocaine in her checked baggage. The woman, who was
traveling with her 5 year old son, was interdicted by the Canada Border
Services Agency, who discovered the cocaine concealed under some clothing in
her suitcase. It is believed to be the largest seizure involving a drug
courier in Canada's busiest airport's history.
"In the eight years I have been at the airport, this is the largest
courier related seizure I have ever seen," said RCMP Sgt. Gary Harvey of the
Toronto Airport Detachment's Federal Enforcement Section. "The people who sent
this young woman here did her no favours."
Keyla Miguelina POLANCA is charged with Importing Cocaine into Canada and
will appear in Brampton Provincial Court today.
Her son remains in the care of the Peel Children's Aid. The investigation
For further information:
For further information: Sgt. Michele PARADIS, RCMP Communication
Services, (416) 952-4619 office, (416) 715-2375 pager, (416) 992-4409 mobile;
Patrizia GIOLTI, Canada Border Services Agency, (905) 803-5218