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CBSA seizes 14.5 kg of suspected methamphetamine in southern Alberta
February 5, 2016 Lethbridge, Alberta Canada Border Services Agency/Royal Canadian Mounted Police
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) announced today the seizure of 14.5 kg of suspected methamphetamine in southern Alberta. During a routine secondary examination on January 31, CBSA officers from the Del Bonita border crossing observed inconsistencies in the rocker panels of a sport utility vehicle. Upon dismantling them, they uncovered 14 packages of suspected methamphetamine.
CBSA officers arrested one female traveller and turned her and the suspected narcotics over to the RCMP.
The RCMP has since charged Season Truax, 40, of Calgary on three counts: importation and possession for the purpose of trafficking under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, and smuggling under the Customs Act.
Her first court appearance was scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on February 5 at Lethbridge Provincial Courthouse.
- Last year CBSA officers in southern Alberta made 87 seizures of narcotics or chemicals, including three of suspected methamphetamine.
- This is the first significant seizure of the year for southern Alberta, and the largest suspected methamphetamine seizure in at least five years.
“This enforcement is a prime example of the CBSA’s protection commitment to all Canadians. No matter how deep or sophisticated the concealment, our officers have the training, expertise, and perseverance to stop drugs at the border.”
Kim R. Scoville, Regional Director General, Prairie Region, Canada Border Services Agency
“This significant seizure and arrest highlight the collaborative working relationship the RCMP enjoys with our federal Canada Border Services Agency partner.”
Tim Head, Superintendent and Officer in Charge of Federal Policing South, Royal Canadian Mounted Police
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