The CBSA seizes over 9 kg of cocaine in a mail package in Montréal

MONTRÉAL, May 13, 2016 /CNW/ - On April 25, 2016, Canada Border Services Agency officers assigned to the inspection of international mail at the Léo‑Blanchette Mail Processing Centre in Montréal intercepted a total of 9 kilograms of cocaine concealed in two packages each containing 24 carbon filters.

The contents of the packages were declared as carbon filters from Peru. Upon opening the filters, officers discovered black powder which subsequently tested positive for cocaine.

The drugs were handed to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Toronto, Ontario, the intended destination of the packages.

Quick Facts

  • In 2015, the CBSA made 2,622 seizures at the Léo-Blanchette Mail Processing Centre in Montréal.
  • During the first four months of 2016, 409 postal seizures were made in Montréal.

Quotes

- "The CBSA works closely with its partners to intercept narcotics before they reach our communities. CBSA officers play a key role in intercepting illegal drugs and other contraband at Canadian ports of entry."
- Benoît Chiquette, Regional Director General, Quebec Region.

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Captions: 

1) Box of 24 charcoal filters filled with cocaine
2) Carbon filter containing cocaine

 

SOURCE Canada Border Services Agency

For further information: Media Relations, Quebec Region, Canada Border Services Agency, Telephone: 514-350-6130

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