On December 17, Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Detector Dog Rusty and his handler intercepted a large quantity of prohibited food and animal products at the Calgary International Airport.
Detector Dog Rusty indicated on a traveller from Lebanon who had declared no food, plant, or animal products. During a secondary examination, the CBSA officers uncovered the following goods packed inside the traveller’s suitcase: 20 dead baby birds; 100 chestnuts; six bags of homemade cracked wheat and yogurt; two jars of homemade dairy cream; 100 seeds; and 15 stone fruit.
- These products have a very high probability of carrying harmful diseases that could potentially cause significant harm to Canada’s agricultural industry.
- Detector Dog Rusty is an 8-year-old Beagle mix with a fine nose for detecting contraband. He works alongside CBSA officers every day to protect Canada’s security and economy prosperity.
- Everyone has an important role to play in keeping Canada safe. Travellers are urged to declare all goods they are bringing to Canada.
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