OTTAWA, June 26, 2013 /CNW/ - A joint operation between the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has resulted in the seizure of approximately two kilograms of
opium and two arrests.
In November 2012, CBSA officers at the Léo Blanchette Mail Processing
Centre in Montréal intercepted two parcels originating from Turkey. One
of the packages was destined for Ottawa, ON and the other for Surrey,
BC. An X-ray examination of the packages revealed several masses,
carefully hidden inside women's sandals. Upon further examination,
border services officers detected opium.
CBSA then contacted the Ottawa Detachment of the RCMP for further
investigation. As the result of an investigation, the RCMP have
arrested and charged Samira Jahangiri from Surrey, BC, and Haniyeh
Jahangiri from Ottawa, Ontario.
Both have been charged with 'conspiracy to import a controlled
substance' under the Criminal Code and 'importation of a controlled
substance' under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA).
Haniyeh Jahangiri was also charged with an additional count of
'possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking'
under the CDSA. They have been released from custody and are currently
scheduled to appear in court on July 10, 2013 at the Ontario Court of
Justice located at 161 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario.
Anyone with information on individuals believed to be involved in
illegal drug-related activity is urged to contact their local law
enforcement agency or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. You may also
contact the CBSA Border Watch Toll-free Line at 1-888-502-9060 if you
are aware of suspicious cross-border activity.
SOURCE: Royal Canadian Mounted Police
For further information:
RCMP Media Relations,
"O" Division (Ontario)
CBSA Media Relations,