Fifteen bricks of suspected cocaine seized at the Kingsgate port of entry

KINGSGATE, BC, Aug. 24, 2016 /CNW/ - The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is announcing the seizure of approximately 15 kilograms of suspected cocaine.

On July 21, 2016, a commercial driver travelling from the United States was seeking entry to Canada at the Kingsgate port of entry (POE). During the commercial vehicle examination, border services officers (BSOs) discovered numerous bricks of a white, powdered substance secreted within a natural void between pallets of cargo. After performing a field test, the suspected cocaine was seized.

The driver was arrested and turned over to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) along with the drugs.

Quick Facts

  • Last year, BSOs at the Kingsgate POE processed over 300,000 travellers.
  • From 2011 to 2015, there were over 150 illegal narcotic seizures at the Kingsgate POE.
  • The CBSA is responsible for enforcing over 90 Acts of legislation, including the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. Any contravention against said Act may lead to prosecution in a court of law.

"Our border services officers work diligently to successfully intercept the illegal importation of narcotics and other prohibited items. This seizure also highlights the important partnership between the CBSA and the RCMP in keeping our communities safe."
Lorne Black, Chief of Operations at the Kingsgate port of entry

Associated Links

Follow us on Twitter (@CanBorder), join us on Facebook or visit our YouTube channel.


SOURCE Canada Border Services Agency

Image with caption: "Border services officers intercepted approximately 15 kilograms of suspected cocaine at the Kingsgate port of entry on July 21, 2016. (CNW Group/Canada Border Services Agency)". Image available at:

For further information: Media Relations, Pacific Region, Canada Border Services Agency, Telephone: 604-818-9701, Email:


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