100 kg of methamphetamine seized from luggage at Toronto Pearson Airport

May 1 2018, 1:42 am

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) seized a significant amount of methamphetamine and heroin at the Toronto Pearson International Airport.

According to the CBSA, on Tuesday, April 17, during a routine examination of luggage on a flight from Mexico, CBSA border services officers (BSO) observed anomalies on three suitcases.

The suitcases were sent for a secondary inspection, and once opened, BSOs found, in each suitcase, black nylon gym bags containing clear and taped bags of methamphetamine and heroin. The inspection resulted in a seizure of 100 kg of methamphetamine and 4 kg of heroin.

“This significant seizure demonstrates our commitment to Canadians to intercept illegal narcotics and prevent them from getting into our communities,” said Goran Vragovic, CBSA Regional Director General, Greater Toronto Area Region. “CBSA officers are well-trained to be on the lookout for contraband.”

The narcotics were turned over to the RCMP.

X-ray image of suitcase / CBSA

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