Canada Border Services Agency officers intercepted a total of 9 kilograms of cocaine concealed in two packages each containing 24 carbon filters at the Léo‑Blanchette Mail Processing Centre in Montrea, it was announced in Montreal on Friday. On April 25, 2016,
The contents of the packages were declared as carbon filters from Peru. Upon opening the filters, officers discovered black powder which subsequently tested positive for cocaine.
The drugs were handed to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Toronto, Ontario, the intended destination of the packages.
Benoît Chiquette, Regional Director General, Quebec Region, said: “The CBSA works closely with its partners to intercept narcotics before they reach our communities. CBSA officers play a key role in intercepting illegal drugs and other contraband at Canadian ports of entry.”
- In 2015, the CBSA made 2,622 seizures at the Léo-Blanchette Mail Processing Centre in Montréal.
- During the first four months of 2016, 409 postal seizures were made in Montréal. – CNW