CBSA seizes over 1.3 tonnes of suspected hashish in the port of Montréal

by MM&D Online Staff

MONTRÉAL, Quebec—Border services officers in the port of Montréal seized over 1,300 kg of suspected hashish on December 10, 2015. The drugs were found in a marine container arriving from Malawi filled with boards of floating floor and wooden handcrafted furniture.

Concealed inside the laminated floor pieces, the drugs were detected by CBSA detector dog River, a 7 year-old Labrador retriever trained to find drugs and firearms.

A subsequent X-ray exam revealed suspicious forms inside the floor pieces. These forms revealed to be thin packets of suspected hashish. Border services officers removed, one by one, at total of 3,046 packets of suspected hashish by breaking the floor pieces.

“This seizure demonstrates how the CBSA plays a leading role in the prevention of crime in Canada. I am very proud of our officers’ work. This plot to import illicit goods was uncovered thanks to our officers’ expertise,” said Pierre Provost, Acting Regional Director General, CBSA, Quebec Region

CBSA officers in Quebec have made over 2,700 drug seizures since the beginning of 2015.