CBSA officers seize marijuana at the Toronto Pearson International Airport

Mississauga, Ontario – The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) today announced a seizure of over 35 kilograms of marijuana at the Toronto Pearson International Airport.

On May 31, 2017, CBSA officers conducting a warehouse check selected two boxes for further inspection. The boxes were opened and found to contain over 50 taped, brick-shaped bundles. The bundles were subsequently tested and proved positive for marijuana.

The narcotics were turned over to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

“This was an excellent interception by our Air Cargo officers and a great example of their keen observational skills and commitment to keeping narcotics off of our streets.” – Norm Sheridan, Acting Regional Director General, Greater Toronto Area Region, CBSA

Quick Facts

In 2017 to date, CBSA officers in the Greater Toronto Area Region seized more than 45 kilograms of marijuana.

If you have information about suspicious cross-border activity, please contact the CBSA Border Watch Toll-free line at 1-888-502-9060.

Canada Border Services Agency

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