May, 2020

17 bricks of suspected cocaine seized at the Pacific Highway border crossing

THE Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) on Monday announced the seizure of 16.85 kilograms of suspected cocaine at the Pacific Highway (Traffic Operations) port of entry (POE).

On October 23, 2016, an individual entering Canada was referred for a secondary examination. Border services officers (BSOs) examined the traveller’s vehicle and discovered two bricks of suspected cocaine. The traveller was immediately arrested and afforded her rights. The examination of the vehicle continued and an additional 15 bricks were discovered and seized.

A total of 17 bricks weighing 16.85 kilograms were turned over to the Surrey RCMP along with the traveller.

In 2015, there were 301 narcotic seizures at the Pacific Highway (Traffic Operations) POE. In 2016, there were 574 narcotic seizures.

Anyone with information about suspicious cross-border activity is encouraged to call the CBSA Border Watch Toll-free Line at 1-888-502-9060.

(NOTE: Sometimes the information can only be released later because of the ongoing investigation.)

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