Significant seizure of 65 kilos of suspected cocaine at the Commercial Section of Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle Border Crossing

MONTRÉAL, Aug. 5, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) today announced a seizure of 65 kilos of suspected cocaine that was made during the night of August 1 to August 2, 2016, by border services officers at Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle.

A woman driving a pick-up truck arrived at the commercial section on the evening of Monday, August 1, 2016. The border services officers referred her for an inspection of her vehicle. During this examination, officers found four suitcases full of suspected cocaine. The driver was placed under arrest and turned over to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) along with the suspected cocaine.

Quick Facts

  • The CBSA plays an essential role in the prevention of drug trafficking and its related criminal activities.
  • Since January 1, 2016, the CBSA has made 1,886 drug seizures in Quebec.
  • At Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle, since January 1, 2016, CBSA officers have made 101 drug seizures.

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"Our organization is proud of our border services officers' and inland enforcement services' experience and expertise. This seizure demonstrates how they are Canada's first line of defense against smuggling. The talent, the flair and the good work of our officers contribute to the safety of our streets and of our communities. This seizure is also an excellent example of the partnership between the CBSA and the RCMP."

- Pierre Provost, Acting Regional Director General, CBSA, Quebec Region

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SOURCE Canada Border Services Agency

For further information: Media Relations, Quebec Region, Canada Border Services Agency, Telephone: 514-350-6130; Pictures available upon request

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