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Suspected heroin seized at Halifax Stanfield International Airport
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced today the seizure of 4.8 kg of suspected heroin at Halifax Stanfield International Airport.
During a routine secondary examination of a traveller on February 14, CBSA officers discovered inconsistencies in the traveller’s suitcase. Upon dismantling it, they uncovered a large package concealed within the suitcase liner. Tests identified the package as suspected heroin.
CBSA officers arrested the male traveller and turned him and the narcotics over to the Royal Canadian Mountain Police. He has been charged under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
“Every day our border services officers use their extensive skills and training to protect Canada’s borders. A significant seizure like this one is crucial in keeping hard drugs off Canadian streets.”
Colin Murchison, Acting Chief, Newfoundland & Labrador, Nova Scotia Division, Atlantic Region
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Packaged heroin removed from luggage lining at Halifax Stanfield International Airport, February 14, 2016.
CBSA officers at HSIA seize 4.8 kg of heroin: link to release
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