MONTREAL, Nov. 20, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canada Border Services Agency
(CBSA) made eight seizures of suspected opium concealed in bars of soap
at the Léo Blanchette Mail Processing Centre (MPC) in Montréal. The
total weight of the seized suspected drugs is estimated at nearly nine
kilograms. The interceptions were carried out between August 22 and
October 1, 2013.
All from Turkey, the packages were destined for addresses in the Ottawa,
Toronto and Vancouver areas. Border services officers handed the
suspected drugs over to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and
the Ottawa Police Service for further investigation.
On October 4, 2013, members of the RCMP's Greater Toronto Area Serious
and Organized Crime (Toronto East) arrested 47 year-old Majid
Nasirkhani of Richmond Hill, Ontario. Nasirkhani has been charged with
importation of a controlled substance contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
"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," said Benoît Chiquette, Regional Director General, Quebec
Since the beginning of 2013, border services officers at the
Léo-Blanchette MPC have made 1,378 drug seizures in parcels destined to
places everywhere in Canada.
Photos available upon request.
SOURCE: Canada Border Services Agency
For further information:
CBSA Communications Office in the Quebec Region
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