The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) seized 20 kilograms of suspected cocaine from a driver who was attempting to cross the border between Canada and the U.S. at the Pacific Highway Port of Entry on May 1.
Working with the CBSA Pacific Region Intelligence Section, the agency took an interest in a commercial tractor-trailer after noticing some “anomalies”.
With the help of a CBSA detector dog, officers seized 20 bricks of the drug, estimated to be worth more than $2.5 million.
The driver was arrested, the drugs seized and both were turned over to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Federal Serious and Organized Crime Unit for further criminal investigation.
Amid the pandemic, the CBSA continues to monitor the border to allow essential travel and legitimate trade, while stopping the transmission of illegal goods, like narcotics from entering Canadian communities.
“Our border services officers and intelligence officers are working around the clock to make sure that goods continue to enter Canada and that the illegal goods stay out,” said Daniela Evans, director of the Pacific Highway District of the CBSA.
“This seizure of suspected cocaine demonstrates their dedication to keep our communities safe and I am proud to be working alongside them.”
Anyone with information about suspicious cross-border activity is encouraged to call the CBSA Border Watch Toll-free Line at 1-888-502-9060.