On February 14, 2015, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) seized nearly 4.5 kg of suspected marijuana in a vehicle carrying to residents of the United States. The border services officers inspected the vehicle and found the suspected marijuana in a plastic bag in the trunk of the vehicle. The suspected marijuana was wrapped in a transparent plastic.
The suspected drugs and the travellers were turned over to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, which laid charges of drug possession and trafficking against the two individuals.
- From January 1 to December 31, 2014, border services officers at Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle carried out 143 drug seizures, including 76 marijuana seizures.
“I am extremely proud of the work of CBSA officers, whose expertise and detection skills allowed them to carry out this drug seizure. Once again, the Canada Border Services Agency has prevented the smuggling of illegal drugs that jeopardizes the safety of our communities and fuels organized crime.”
- Benoît Chiquette, Regional Director General, CBSA, Quebec Region
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CBSA, Quebec Region
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Photos available upon request:
Image 1: The drugs were found in a bag in the trunk of the car.
Image 2: Each bag of drugs was weighed.
Image 3: Tests confirmed the probable nature of the substance.