MONTREAL, Feb. 18, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - On February 14, 2015, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) seized nearly 4.5 kg of suspected marijuana in a vehicle carrying to residents of the United States. The Border Services Officers inspected the vehicle and found suspected marijuana in a plastic bag in the vehicle's trunk. The packets of marijuana were wrapped in transparent plastic.
The drugs and both travellers were turned over to the RCMP, which laid charges of drug possession and trafficking against the two individuals.
- From January 1 to December 31, 2014, Border Services Officers at Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle carried out 143 drug seizures, including 76 marijuana seizures.
"I am extremely proud of the work of CBSA's officers, whose expertise and detection skills allowed them to carry out this drug seizure. Once again, the Canada Border Services Agency has prevented the smuggling of illegal drugs that jeopardizes the safety of our communities and fuels organized crime."
- Benoît Chiquette, Regional Director General, CBSA, Quebec Region
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Photos available upon request:
Image 1: The drugs were found in a bag in the trunk of the car.
Image 2: Each bag of drugs was weighed.
Image 3: Tests confirmed the probably nature of the substance.
SOURCE Canada Border Services Agency
For further information: Media Relations, CBSA, Quebec Region, 514-350-6130, Que_media_ASFC@cbsa-asfc.gc.ca