MONTREAL, Oct. 24, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced today that it seized more than one kilogram of suspected opium at the Léo Blanchette Mail Processing Centre in Montréal.
On October 19, 2012, an X-ray examination of a package from Turkey revealed the presence of several hidden masses. Within the package, the officers discovered a brownish substance that had been concealed in women's sandals. The substance was 1.1 kilograms of suspected opium.
"This seizure demonstrates that our agents work tirelessly to prevent the importation of illicit drugs into Canada, regardless of the methods used," said Benoît Chiquette, Regional Director General, Quebec Region.
This seizure is the result of the CBSA officers' vigilance and expertise when conducting in-depth examinations of parcels at the international Mail Processing Centre.
During the 2011-2012 fiscal year, CBSA officers at the Léo Blanchette Mail Processing Centre in Montréal made 1,645 drug seizures.
Photos available upon request.
SOURCE: CANADA BORDER SERVICES AGENCY
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