MONTRÉAL, Oct. 15, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - On October 5, 2014, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) seized close to 6 kg of suspected cocaine in the suitcases of two travellers at the Montréal Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport. The suspected drugs were concealed in false-bottomed suitcases, but the border services officers defeated the scheme through their excellent intuition and using detection equipment such as X-ray scanners.
The drugs and the two travellers from Jamaica were handed over to the RCMP, which is continuing the investigation.
Facts in brief
- From January 1 to December 31, 2013, the CBSA made 198 drug seizures at the Montréal-Trudeau Airport, 2,053 seizures in Quebec and 9,431 seizures in Canada.
"Our border services officers' vigilance, excellent intuition and experience are Canada's first line of defence against narcotics smuggling. I am proud of this drug seizure and of the work accomplished by our officers. They contribute to the safety of our streets and our communities."
- Benoît Chiquette, Regional Director General, CBSA, Quebec Region
Photos available upon request
Image 1: Photo of the test showing a positive reaction for the presence of cocaine.
Image 2: Hole in the false bottom of the suitcase made by border services officer showing the concealed drugs.
Image 3: X-rays of the suitcase showing a shape on the bottom.
SOURCE: Canada Border Services Agency
For further information: Media Relations, CBSA, Quebec, 514-350-6130, Que_media_ASFC@cbsa-asfc.gc.ca