Montreal, Quebec – Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) officers assigned to the examination of goods in the Port of Montreal found, on June 20, 2017, more than 370 kg of suspected cocaine in a marine container.
The drugs were found concealed inside steel and aluminum cylindrical rolls, in a container arriving from Mexico.
The container had been targeted by the CBSA for inspection based on a risk and intelligence analysis.
The suspected cocaine was turned over to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
“The interception of this suspected cocaine shipment by the CBSA Marine and Rail Service is the result of a concerted effort between several internal and external partners, notably the CBSA’s anti-smuggling units as well as the Montréal Police and Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Information sharing, cooperation and a methodical search allowed us to find the drugs despite the significant efforts that were made to conceal them.” – Patrick Lefort – Regional Director General, CBSA, Quebec Region
Canada Border Services Agency