News Release Article from  Canada Border Services Agency

CBSA officers find suspected cocaine at the Toronto Pearson International Airport

January 20, 2016               Mississauga, Ontario              Canada Border Services Agency


The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced today a significant seizure of over 10 kg of suspected cocaine at the Toronto Pearson International Airport.

On January 17, 2016, CBSA officers monitoring the offload of luggage from an aircraft originating from Central America noticed an unclaimed backpack with a seemingly recycled airline luggage tag. After opening the luggage and examining the contents, officers found ten brick shaped bundles.  All the bundles were subsequently tested and found to contain suspected cocaine.

The suspected cocaine was turned over to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.


Quick Facts

  • In 2015, the CBSA in the Greater Toronto Area made 149 cocaine seizures totaling close to 700 kg.
  • If you have information about suspicious cross-border activity, please contact the CBSA Border Watch Toll-free line at 1-888-502-9060.



 “I want to thank our frontline officers for their resiliency and determination in combating illicit activities and keeping dangerous drugs from entering our country.”
-       Goran Vragovic, CBSA Regional Director General, Greater Toronto Area Region


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