CBSA seizes over $1 million worth of cocaine hidden in bags of asphalt

28th Oct 2011
CBSA seizes over $1 million worth of cocaine hidden in bags of asphalt

Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) officers intercepted 10 kg of cocaine mixed with asphalt. The estimated resale value of the drugs seized in the Commercial Section of Montréal-Trudeau International Airport in Montréal is nearly $1,250,000.

This concealment method is considered rare because the drug, mixed with powdered asphalt, was hidden in ten 20-kg bags. The shipment containing a total of 36 bags came from Columbia, and its intended destination was Réfrigération Dualex Inc. in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu.

In 2010, CBSA officers at Montréal-Trudeau International Airport carried out 220 drug seizures with a total value of more than $15 million.

CBSA officers play an essential role in intercepting illegal drugs and other contraband items at Canada’s ports of entry. These seizures help to prevent illegal drug smuggling that endangers the safety of Canadian communities and generates profits for organized crime.


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