CBSA officers seize approximately 12 kg of suspected heroin on flight from Pakistan at Pearson

HEADLINES PAK DRUGSTHE Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced that they recently seized approximately 12 kg of suspected heroin at the Toronto Pearson International Airport (TPIA).

On March 20, during an inspection at the TPIA, CBSA officers monitored the baggage offload of a flight from Pakistan. Officers selected a suitcase for further examination, and a detector dog indicated positively on the suitcase for suspected narcotics. Inside the suitcase, officers discovered a black backpack containing 11 wrapped packages.

After probing the packages, officers found a substance that tested positive for suspected heroin. The packages of suspected heroin were turned over to the Peel Regional Police and the investigation is ongoing.

“This seizure is another great success in the CBSA’s effort to damage and disrupt the heroin smuggling trade, and is a credit to the many officers involved. I applaud their work as they safeguard our ports of entry, and keep dangerous drugs from reaching the streets of our communities,” said Goran Vragovic, Regional Director General of CBSA, Greater Toronto Area Region.