MONTREAL, Jan. 14 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canada Border Services Agency
(CBSA) announced today that its officers at Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau
International Airport in Montréal seized approximately 3 kg of cocaine
over the holiday season. The drugs have a street value of $353,750.
On December 25, 2010, border services officers intercepted a total of
1.33 kg of cocaine in two related incidents. Two men from Laval on a
flight from Jamaica had swallowed the narcotics. One of them had
ingested 106 pellets, while the other had ingested 151 pellets. The men
were arrested and turned over to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police
(RCMP) for contravening the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. The drugs, worth an estimated $166,250, were also turned over to the
On December 26, 2010, during a more in-depth examination of a
traveller's luggage, border services officers found drugs in a
false-bottom suitcase. Officers found a total of 1.5 kg of cocaine
estimated at $187,500. The man, a resident of Barbados, was on a flight
from Barbados. He was arrested and turned over to the RCMP along with
In 2010, CBSA officers at Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau International Airport
made 220 drug seizures valued at over $15M.
CBSA officers play a vital role in intercepting illegal drugs and other
contraband at Canadian ports of entry. These seizures help deter the
smuggling of illegal drugs, which undermines the safety of Canadian
communities and fuels organized crime.
Photos available upon request.
SOURCE CANADA BORDER SERVICES AGENCY
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