The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced on March 28th, 2018, a seizure of suspected cocaine at the Toronto Pearson International Airport.
On March 22, 2018, two individuals travelling from Jamaica were referred to secondary inspection for a routine baggage inspection. During the examination, officers discovered the individuals each had six containers, declared as coffee, in their luggage.
The officers opened the containers and found a white powder, which subsequently tested positive for suspected cocaine.
In total, over seven kilograms of suspected cocaine was seized. The two individuals were arrested.
The suspected cocaine and the travellers were turned over to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
- To date in 2018, CBSA officers in the Greater Toronto Area Region made 25 seizures of suspected cocaine weighing over 145 kilograms.
- If you have information about suspicious cross-border activity, please contact the CBSA Border Watch Toll-free line at 1-888-502-9060
From a Canada Border Services Agency Release