HALIFAX STANFIELD AIRPORT: Close to five kilograms worth of heroin was seized by the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) from a traveller at Halifax Stanfield International Airport, the federal agency announced on Feb. 19.
During a routine secondary examination of a traveller on February 14, CBSA officers discovered inconsistencies in the traveller’s suitcase.
“Upon dismantling it, they uncovered a large package concealed within the suitcase liner,” CBSA said in a release. “Tests identified the package as suspected heroin.”
CBSA officers arrested the male traveller and turned him and the narcotics over to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. He has been charged under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
“Every day our border services officers use their extensive skills and training to protect Canada’s borders,” said Colin Murchison, Acting Chief, Newfoundland & Labrador, Nova Scotia Division, Atlantic Region. “A significant seizure like this one is crucial in keeping hard drugs off Canadian...