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23 kilos of suspected cocaine found at border

A total of 23 kilograms of what is suspected to be cocaine was seized at the Abbotsford-Huntingdon border crossing on Monday, Dec. 3. - CBSA
A total of 23 kilograms of what is suspected to be cocaine was seized at the Abbotsford-Huntingdon border crossing on Monday, Dec. 3.
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The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced Friday that officers at the Abbotsford-Huntingdon port of entry seized approximately 23 kilograms of suspected cocaine hidden in the trailer of a commercial vehicle carrying produce.

CBSA officers discovered the drugs on Monday, Dec. 3 while searching a commercial truck and trailer. During the examination, anomalies were detected within the wall of the trailer.

The load, produce from California, was fully offloaded, and after officers carefully inspected the truck and trailer, they made drill holes into the wall of the trailer.

The drill bits hit a white powder, and officers discovered 23 cellophane-wrapped bricks of suspected cocaine inside a void in the wall.

The CBSA arrested the driver of the truck and turned the drugs and driver over to police in Canada for further investigation.

“The smuggling of drugs into our country poses a grave threat to the safety of our communities,” said Darryl Lavia, the CBSA’s chief of operations at the Abbotsford-Huntingdon port of entry. “CBSA officers work tirelessly to keep illegal drugs and other contraband from entering Canada.”

In the last five years, CBSA officers in the Pacific Region have seized more than two tonnes of cocaine, he said.

 

 

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