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$1.27 million of suspected cocaine seized at Toronto Pearson International Airport

Christian Fernsby ▼ | July 14, 2020
Members of the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), with the assistance of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), made two significant seizures of suspected controlled substances from individuals returning to Canada on commercial airline flights at the Toronto Pearson International Airport (TPIA).
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On June 18, 2020, a female traveller arriving on a flight from Jamaica at TPIA was referred for a secondary exam by CBSA Passenger Operations District Border Services Officers (BSOs). The officers examined six food packages, which revealed 6.6 kilograms of suspected cocaine within the items. The CBSA estimates the value for this seizure is $825,000.

Topics: Cocaine

On June 23, 2020, a female traveller arriving on a flight from Jamaica at TPIA was also referred for a secondary exam by CBSA officers. The passenger’s belongings were inspected and BSOs discovered 3.85 kilograms of suspected cocaine secreted in eight food packages. The CBSA estimates the value for this seizure is $447,500.

Both individuals were arrested and, along with the suspected cocaine, were turned over to the RCMP.


 

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