CBSA seizes almost 11kg of heroin intercepted at Pierre Elliot Trudeau

MONTREAL, Aug. 31 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced today that its officers working at the Pierre Elliot Trudeau Airport have intercepted almost 11kg of heroin, with an estimated street value of $4 million. On July 30, during an examination of a shipment of rugs from Pakistan, Commercial Operations officers intercepted the heroin. The drugs were hidden within the hand-knotted woollen fibres of the rugs.

"This seizure was the result of the diligent work of CBSA officers whose expertise in examination and investigative techniques led them to identify indicators of concealment," said CBSA Quebec Region Director General Bernard Brie. "I want to commend the work of our officers whose efforts have prevented illegal drugs from reaching our communities."

In 2009-2010, CBSA officers in the Quebec Region have made over 2000 drug seizures, keeping illegal drugs worth an estimated street value of $680 million off the streets of Canada. The CBSA works closely with domestic and international law enforcement partners to prevent the smuggling of illegal drugs which fuels organized crime and undermines the safety of Canadian communities.

The investigation continues.

Photos available on request.

SOURCE Canada Border Services Agency

For further information: For further information:

Media Relations, Quebec Region
Canada Border Services Agency

Custom Packages

Browse our custom packages or build your own to meet your unique communications needs.

Start today.

CNW Membership

Fill out a CNW membership form or contact us at 1 (877) 269-7890

Learn about CNW services

Request more information about CNW products and services or call us at 1 (877) 269-7890