Seven brick-shaped packages of cocaine weighing over 15 pounds combined were found under an aircraft food catering trolley at Toronto Pearson International Airport on February 8.
According to a release from Canada Border Services Agency, border services officers noticed “anomalies” on several aircraft catering trolleys. Further inspection later led to the discovery of the packages affixed to the base of the trolleys.
The white powdery substance wrapped in plastic was turned over to authorities and later tested positive for cocaine.
“CBSA officers are always on the lookout for contraband,” said Goran Vragovic, CBSA Regional Director General for the Greater Toronto Area Region, in a statement. This seizure demonstrates our commitment to Canadians to intercept illegal narcotics and prevent them from hitting the streets of our communities.”
CBSA officers in the Toronto region seized nearly 3,500 pounds of suspected cocaine in 2016.
Anyone with information about suspicious cross-border activity is asked to call the CBSA’s Border Watch toll-free line at 1-888-502-9060.