CBSA finds suspected cocaine in airplane lavatory

News Release

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced today a seizure of suspected cocaine at the Toronto Pearson International Airport.

On December 20, 2017, border services officers from CBSA Cargo operations searched a flight arriving from the Dominican Republic. Upon inspection of the airplane lavatory, officers found eight brick-shaped objects. The objects were subsequently tested and proved positive for suspected cocaine. In total, over nine kilograms of suspected cocaine was seized.

The suspected cocaine was turned over to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). 

Quick Facts

  • For the 2017 calendar year, CBSA officers in the Greater Toronto Area Region made 131 seizures of suspected cocaine weighing in at nearly 900 kilograms.

  • The CBSA and the RCMP work together to prevent illegal drug smuggling that threatens the safety of our communities.

  • If you have information about suspicious cross-border activity, please contact the CBSA Border Watch Toll free line at 1-888-502-9060.


CBSA Media Relations
Greater Toronto Area
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