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CBSA sets new penalties for crossing the border with cannabis

| Canada Border Services Agency | news releases

Under the Cannabis Act, it remains illegal to import into Canada, or export from Canada, cannabis and cannabis products (including CBD products derived from cannabis or hemp) without a valid permit or exemption issued by the Government of Canada.

CBSA seizure of record amount of methamphetamine leads to RCMP charges

| Canada Border Services Agency | news releases

On December 25, 2020, while facilitating the entry of essential goods at the Coutts, Alberta port of entry, CBSA officers referred a semi-truck hauling produce for further inspection. While examining the shipment, CBSA officers uncovered 228.14 kg of methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $28.5 million. This amount of methamphetamine translates to 2.28 million individual dosages. This is the CBSA’s largest seizure of methamphetamine at a land border crossing on record across Canada.

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