Huge cocaine seizure at the Lansdowne (Thousand Islands) Port of Entry

Lansdowne, Ontario – The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced today the seizure of almost 100 kilograms of suspected cocaine at the Lansdowne (Thousand Islands) port of entry.


On October 5, 2016, a resident of Laval, Quebec, was referred for a secondary examination of his commercial vehicle. With the help of detector dog Shaggy, border services officers located four undeclared items hidden in the trailer. A total of 98.8 kilograms of suspected cocaine was retrieved.

The man and suspected cocaine were turned over to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

“This is one of the largest drug seizures ever at the Lansdowne port of entry. It’s a great example of the CBSA working with law enforcement partners to detect and interdict illegal drugs.” – Lance Markell, Director, St. Lawrence District, Northern Ontario Region, Canada Border Services Agency

Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA)