20 bricks of suspected cocaine seized at the Pacific Highway port of entry in British Columbia

News release

20 bricks of suspected cocaine were discovered in a commercial tractor-trailer on May 1, 2020, at the Pacific Highway port of entry in British Columbia.

May 27, 2020               
Surrey, British Columbia                       
Canada Border Services Agency

        The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) remains committed to fulfilling its mandate to facilitate legitimate trade and essential travel while keeping inadmissible goods, such as narcotics, from entering our communities. Today, the CBSA announced that 20 bricks of suspected cocaine were seized at the Pacific Highway port of entry Commercial Operations.

        On May 1, 2020, working collaboratively with the CBSA Pacific Region Intelligence Section, border services officers conducted an examination on a commercial tractor-trailer and noticed anomalies. With the help of a CBSA detector dog, 20 bricks of suspected cocaine were discovered. The total weight of the bricks was approximately 20 kilograms. The CBSA estimates that this quantity of suspected cocaine would be worth over $2.5 million.

        The driver was arrested, the drugs seized and both were turned over to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Federal Serious and Organized Crime unit for further criminal investigation.

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“Our border services officers and intelligence officers are working around the clock to make sure that goods continue to enter Canada and that the illegal goods stay out. This seizure of suspected cocaine demonstrates their dedication to keep our communities safe and I am proud to be working alongside them.”

– Daniela Evans, Director, Pacific Highway District, Canada Border Services Agency

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Media Relations, Western Canada
Canada Border Services Agency
CBSA.Media-West.Media-ouest.ASFC@cbsa-asfc.gc.ca
1-844-245-2272

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