Montréal, Quebec – The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has seized 57 kilos of cocaine hidden inside an industrial pipe imported from Trinidad and Tobago.
The container had been flagged for a more in-depth examination on January 17, 2017. CBSA officers used specialized tools to cut the pipe open. Upon opening the pipe, they found 57.4 kg of cocaine hidden in its walls.
The cocaine was turned over to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, which investigates.
“The vigilance, intuition and experience of border services officers are Canada’s first line of defence against narcotics smuggling. I am proud of this drug seizure, which demonstrates CBSA’s important role in keeping illicit substances out of our communities.” – Pierre Provost – Acting Regional Director General, CBSA, Quebec Region
Canada Border Services Agency