News Release Article from  Canada Border Services Agency

Ribbons hiding 500 grams of heroin

On December 22, 2015, Canada Border Services Agency officers at the Léo‑Blanchette Mail Processing Centre, in Montréal, intercepted 500 grams of heroin concealed in a package from Central Africa.  


When border services officers examined the goods, declared as ribbons, they discovered the drug in a clear plastic bag hidden in the sides of the packaging. 


The package, destined for Ontario, was turned over to the Ontario Provincial Police for the investigation, which led to an arrest and criminal charges.


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  • In 2015, the CBSA made a total of 2,771 drug seizures in Quebec, including 2,107 seizures at the mail processing centre.



“Smugglers use a wide array of techniques to conceal narcotics. Because of their training and experience, border services officers are able to foil their schemes in order to prevent drugs from entering our country, our communities and our streets.”


-        Pierre Provost, Acting Regional Director General, CBSA, Quebec Region


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Opening of the sides of the ribbon parcel and discovery of heroin.

Opening of the sides of the ribbon parcel and discovery of heroin

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