MONTREAL, Jan. 30, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced today that border services officers at Montréal-Trudeau Airport seized 3.1 kilograms of heroin.
The heroin was found in the suitcase of a traveller arriving from Qatar on January 23, 2013. Border services officers took X-rays of the suitcase that showed it had a false bottom. Officers then drilled a hole in the suitcase and a white powder escaped. Tests conducted using different technologies confirmed the presence of heroin.
"I am proud of the work of the CBSA officers who are trained as experts to intercept narcotics," said Benoît Chiquette, Regional Director General of the CBSA, Quebec Region. "Once again, the Canada Border Services Agency prevents illegal drug smuggling that endangers the safety of our communities and benefits organized crime."
In 2012, border services officers in Quebec made 1,653 drug seizures, estimated to be worth more than C$77 million.
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SOURCE: CANADA BORDER SERVICES AGENCY
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