News Release Article from  Canada Border Services Agency

Something's fishy! Suspected heroin found at the Toronto Pearson International Airport

On February 16, 2016, Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) officers at the Toronto Pearson International Airport were conducting a routine examination of cargo shipments arriving off a flight from Lahore, Pakistan. The officers discovered suspected heroin concealed within the cargo shipment.

 

Deep within one large shipment of frozen fish, officers found two small packages that were similarly wrapped and loosely placed inside the contents. The packages were cut open and revealed a substance that tested positive for suspected heroin. A total of four kilograms of suspected heroin was seized and turned over to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

 

 

 

Quick Facts

 

  • In 2015, the CBSA in the Greater Toronto Area made 72 heroin seizures totaling close to 115 kg.
  • If you have information about suspicious cross-border activity, please contact the CBSA Border Watch Toll-free line at 1-888-502-9060.

 

 

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“Congratulations to the officers involved in this seizure of suspected heroin from Pakistan. This seizure speaks to the hard work and vigilance of our officers who protect our border and stop contraband from entering our country.”

-       Goran Vragovic, CBSA Regional Director General, Greater Toronto Area Region

 

 

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Greater Toronto Area

905-803-2800

 

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Two packages containing suspected heroin found inside the shipment of frozen fish.

Two packages containing suspected heroin found inside the shipment of frozen fish.

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