MONTREAL, Dec. 18, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canada Border Services Agency
(CBSA) announced today that its officers seized 2.3 kg of heroin in a
bonded warehouse in Montréal. The estimated value of the drugs is
Border services officers from the cargo section at Montréal-Trudeau
Airport discovered the drugs on December 6, 2012, in a bonded warehouse
located in Dorval, in a shipment of six boxes that contained work
gloves imported from Pakistan. When they examined the boxes, they
discovered a suspicious brown substance concealed in the gloves'
fingers. Tests conducted with the Narcotics Identification Kit revealed
that the substance was suspected heroin. Subsequent laboratory tests
The parcels were handed to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), who
arrested one individual: Stephen Ashamu Giwa of Brampton, Ontario. He
appeared at the Montréal Court House on December 11, 2012 to face
charges of importation and possession of heroin for the purpose of
trafficking. On December 13, 2012, the RCMP arrested a second
individual related to this seizure: Adeseye Adegoke Adewale, of
Montréal. He appeared at the Montréal Courthouse on December 14, 2012
to face accusations of importation and possession of heroin for the
purpose of trafficking, as well as conspiring to import heroin for the
purpose of trafficking.
"CBSA officers at Montréal-Trudeau Airport work in close cooperation
with their partners from the RCMP's Airport Federal Investigation
Section to intercept narcotics when they're being imported, before they
reach our communities," said Benoît Chiquette, the CBSA's Regional
Director General for the Quebec Region.
Since the beginning of 2012, CBSA officers in Quebec have made 1563 drug
seizures valued at over $77 million.
SOURCE: CANADA BORDER SERVICES AGENCY
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