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31 kilograms of suspected methamphetamine seized at the Aldergrove port of entry, Commercial Operations
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is announcing the seizure of 31 kilograms of suspected methamphetamine at the Aldergrove port of entry, Commercial Operations.
On December 11, 2016, an individual entering Canada was referred for a secondary examination. Border services officers (BSOs) examined the vehicle and found a black suitcase. Upon opening the suitcase, BSOs discovered approximately 31 kilograms of suspected methamphetamine. The driver was immediately arrested and afforded his rights.
The narcotics were turned over to the Langley Royal Canadian Mounted Police along with the driver.
“Every day our border services officers work diligently on the front lines to protect our communities and residents from those who try to smuggle illegal narcotics into Canada. I am proud to work alongside them.”
– Bernie Pitura, Chief of Operations, Aldergrove port of entry (POE), CBSA
- Commercial Operations at the Aldergrove POE opened in November 2015. From November 23, 2015 to November 30, 2016, BSOs at the Aldergrove POE processed 44,521 trucks.
- 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.
- Anyone with information about suspicious cross-border activity is encouraged to call the CBSA Border Watch Toll-free Line at 1-888-502-9060.
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