370 Kg of Cocaine Seized in Port of Montreal

More than 370 kg of suspected cocaine were seized in Canada’s Port of Montreal, according to the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).

The illicit cargo was found in a marine container on June 20, 2017, carried to Montreal aboard a vessel arriving from Mexico.

CBSA officers assigned to the examination of goods in the port located the drugs concealed inside steel and aluminum cylindrical rolls. The container had been targeted by the CBSA for inspection based on a risk and intelligence analysis.

The seized cocaine is estimated to be worth over CAD 18 million, making it one of the biggest interceptions in recent years, according to local media.

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,” Patrick Lefort, Regional Director General, CBSA, Quebec Region, said.

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