Input record of cocaine at a border crossing Alberta

News 9 December, 2017
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    OTTAWA | The authorities have made a seizure at the border crossing in Coutts, Alberta, when they confiscated 99,5 kg of cocaine, which is an input record, by officers of the Agency of Canada border services (CBSA) in Alberta.

    This has been announced jointly by the CBSA and the royal Canadian mounted police (RCMP), recalling that cocaine is the second drug most consumed in the country.

    The whole story began on December 2, when CBSA officers intercepted a commercial vehicle from California and transporting of fruits and vegetables.

    “By looking at the cab of the vehicle, officers found 84 bricks of cocaine presumed that the total weight was 99.5 kg. This is the largest seizure of cocaine alleged ever recorded by the officials of the CBSA in Alberta”, a-t was specified by a press release.

    Two Californians between the ages of 26 and 31 years who were on board the truck were arrested and handed over to the RCMP. They face four charges in accordance with the Law regulating certain drugs and other substances.

    “If such an amount of illegal narcotics had escaped the agents and found in our communities, the effects could be devastating,” said Kim R. Scoville, regional director general, Prairie region, CBSA.

    The previous record for a seizure of cocaine by the CBSA in Alberta, the seizure of 92,74 kg of this drug lasts for, was produced at the same border crossing October 10, 2016.