Edmonton, Alberta, August 3, 2012 – The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced today that its officers at the Edmonton International Airport seized approximately 3.2 kilograms of suspected hashish.
On Friday, July 27, 2012, CBSA officers at Edmonton Commercial Operations, located at the International Airport, intercepted a parcel from Jamaica declared as newspapers destined for Edmonton. CBSA officers referred the parcel for further examination and discovered a false bottom beneath 23 copies of a major daily newspaper. The false bottom revealed approximately 3.2 kilograms of suspected hashish wrapped in plastic. The investigation is ongoing.
This seizure is a result of CBSA officers' vigilance and expertise when conducting in-depth examinations of parcels and will help to prevent illegal drug smuggling that endangers the safety of Canadian communities and generates profits for organized crime.
This is the second significant hashish seizure by CBSA destined for Edmonton in 2012. In February 2012, CBSA officers seized 13 kilograms of hashish in a shipment from India.
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