Opium seized and arrest made in RCMP/CBSA investigation

TORONTO, Aug. 10 /CNW/ - On July 30th, 2010, the cooperative efforts of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and the Niagara-Fort Erie Region of the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) prevented the importation of drugs to a residence in Kitchener, Ontario.

On Monday July 26th, 2010, Border Services Officers at Hamilton International Airport intercepted a package destined for the Kitchener area. The package was found to contain approximately (1) kilo of opium, worth an estimated $25,000.00. Officers of CBSA Criminal Investigation Division of the Niagara-Fort Erie Region and RCMP Kitchener Detachment Drug Section partnered up to further the investigation.

On July 30th , 2010, the investigation resulted in the arrest of a 40-year-old Kitchener man for several charges including: importation and possession of a substance, contrary the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

"Given today's global environment, police and other law enforcement agencies work together and share information for the well being of the general public and to promote safer homes and communities." said Sgt Gary BOUTILIER of the Kitchener Detachment Drug Section.

The investigation is ongoing at this time.

SOURCE Royal Canadian Mounted Police

For further information: For further information: Sergeant Gary BOUTILIER, RCMP Kitchener Detachment, Drug Section, (519)896-3542; or Diana SCOTT, Canada Border Services Agency, (905)354-2293

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