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Drug seizure at Montréal airport

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced today that its officers at Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport seized 41.5 kilos of cocaine. The estimated street value of the 38 bricks of cocaine is $5 million. On January 30, 2006, CBSA officers found the cocaine while conducting an aircraft check on a plane that had arrived from Porlamar, Venezuela.

The drugs were concealed in metallic containers normally used for transporting food on board aircraft. The file has been transferred to the RCMP's Airport Federal Investigation Section for further investigation. In 2005, CBSA officers at Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport made 183 drug seizures and kept more than $38 million worth of drugs off Canadian streets.

Find the news release here.

Posted by Cynthia on February 3, 2006 at 03:19 PM in Canada, Cocaine, Drugs (general), Venezuela | Permalink