CBSA seizes over 50 kg of suspected cocaine and heroin in the Lower Mainland
July 4, 2022
Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada Border Services Agency
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is committed to keeping Canadian communities safe from illicit drugs. Today, the CBSA announced the interception of a significant amount of suspected cocaine and heroin.
On June 3, 2022, a truck driver arrived at the Aldergrove Commercial Operations in Langley, British Columbia, seeking entry into Canada. After initial questioning, the vehicle was referred for secondary examination.
During the examination of the truck’s cargo, officers observed that some of the pallets had been tampered with. Further inspection led to the discovery of 50 brick-shaped objects containing substances suspected to be illegal narcotics.
Over 50 kilograms of suspected cocaine and one kilogram of suspected heroin were seized.
The CBSA transferred the suspect and drugs to the RCMP Federal Serious and Organized Crime (FSOC) Major Projects Team for further criminal investigation.
The RCMP FSOC investigation is ongoing.
“By stopping illegal drugs at the border, we’re reducing the risk of harm to Canadians. I want to thank the CBSA employees for their quick and decisive work.”
– The Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Public Safety
“We are proud of the continued outstanding work by our officers which contributes directly to protecting Canadian communities. This interception is another great example of how our officers, with support from the RCMP, are key to maintaining border integrity.”
– Bryce Bengco, Chief, Aldergrove Port of Entry, Pacific Region, Canada Border Services Agency
“Illicit drugs have caused incalculable harm to our communities throughout the overdose crisis that continues to claim lives and impact families for years to come. The RCMP are committed to working closely with the CBSA and their partners to detect, deter and disrupt the trafficking of drugs across our borders.”
– Superintendent Richard Bergevin, Officer in Charge of the BC RCMP Federal Serious & Organized Crime – Major Projects.
The CBSA and the RCMP share the primary responsibility of securing Canada’s borders at, and between the ports of entry, respectively, from inbound and outbound criminal threats.
For the latest enforcement statistics, visit Canada Border Services Agency seizures.
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