X-rays of boxes containing hashish discovered at Montréal-Trudeau Airport.
In January, border services officers at the Montréal-Trudeau International Airport, Commercial Office, discovered hashish while examining a shipment of clothing. The merchandise arrived from Pakistan and was destined for an address in Montréal. During the warehouse examination and with the help of a team of detector dogs, officers discovered packages of hashish hidden within a box. They opened several boxes on site also containing hidden packages. The officers then escorted the goods to the Trudeau Commercial Office warehouse for a more in-depth examination.
A narcotics identification kit (NIK) spray test and x-ray tests indicated the presence of hashish.
Of 115 boxes, more than 100 boxes contained contraband. A total of 639 kg of hashish was seized by the Canada Border Services (CBSA). The drugs were turned over to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) for further investigation.
All packages and goods entering Canada are subject to examination. Working closely with domestic and international law enforcement partners, such as the RCMP, the CBSA uses intelligence to identify and reduce border-related threats in advance of these threats reaching Canada. Border services officers use a varied approach based on risk assessment, intelligence and advanced technologies to determine if in-depth reviews are needed. CBSA officers’ knowledge, experience, and training, as well as the tools mentioned above, make it possible for them to prevent contraband and prohibited or restricted goods from entering Canada.