News Release Article from  Canada Border Services Agency

CBSA officers seize suspected cocaine at the Toronto Pearson International Airport

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced today the seizure of 100 brick-shaped bundles of suspected cocaine at the Toronto Pearson International Airport.

During a routine cargo examination of an aircraft arriving from Mexico on January 17, 2016, CBSA officers identified a shipment for further inspection. The shipment was transported to CBSA offices where it was found to contain two large wooden crates, with individual cardboard boxes inside. Upon opening one cardboard box officers discovered a brick-shaped bundle which, when cut into, revealed a white powder. A full inspection of both crates was completed and a total of 100 brick-shaped bundles of suspected cocaine, weighing close to 118 kg, were seized.

 

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.

 
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 “This is an excellent interception and I commend our officers who conduct cargo examinations for their keen observation skills which led to the discovery of illicit narcotics.”

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

 

 

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CBSA Media Relations

Greater Toronto Area

905-803-2800

 

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Photo Caption:  Individual cardboard boxes with suspected cocaine inside

Individual cardboard boxes with suspected cocaine inside

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