CBSA seizes over 50 kg of suspected cocaine and heroin at Aldergrove border crossing

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THE Canada Border Services Agency on Monday announced the interception of a significant amount of suspected cocaine and heroin.

On June 3, a truck driver arrived at the Aldergrove Commercial Operations in Langley, seeking entry into Canada. After initial questioning, the vehicle was referred for secondary examination.

During the examination of the truck’s cargo, officers observed that some of the pallets had been tampered with. Further inspection led to the discovery of 50 brick-shaped objects containing substances suspected to be illegal narcotics.

Over 50 kilograms of suspected cocaine and one kilogram of suspected heroin were seized.

The CBSA transferred the suspect and drugs to the RCMP Federal Serious and Organized Crime (FSOC) Major Projects Team for further criminal investigation.

The RCMP FSOC investigation is ongoing.

· Anyone with information about suspicious cross-border activity is encouraged to call the CBSA Border Watch Toll-free Line at 1-888-502-9060 or submit a tip online.

· The CBSA and the RCMP share the primary responsibility of securing Canada’s borders at, and between the ports of entry, respectively, from inbound and outbound criminal threats.

· For the latest enforcement statistics, visit Canada Border Services Agency seizures.