THE Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced this week that their officers at the Calgary International Airport intercepted 3.3 kilograms of suspected opium concealed inside tennis balls on September 7.
The traveller was returning to Calgary from India, Elise Gaetz, CBSA Communications Officer, told The VOICE.
Officers noted anomalies within the tennis balls, which were inside a suitcase. The tennis balls each contained black tar-like substance, which tested positive for suspected opium. CBSA officers also seized a small amount of steroids.
The traveller was arrested and turned over to the RCMP along with the seized suspected opium and steroids.
“I am very proud of our officers for the work that they do in keeping harmful drugs off of the streets and Canadians safe,” said Kim R. Scoville, Regional Director General, Prairie Region, CBSA.