Border services officers seize over 100 kilograms of methamphetamine in a container
April. 10, 2020
Global Korean Post
On April. 7, the CBSA announced that a shipment of 106 kilograms of methamphetamine was seized at the Tsawwassen Container Examination Facility (TCEF).
On February 4, 2020, after receiving information from the CBSA National Targeting Centre, border services officers at the TCEF examined a container from Mexico using a wide range of detection tools and technology. Upon further examination, bags of white crystal were discovered and the CBSA laboratory confirmed the results were positive for methamphetamine.
The Canada Border Services Agency estimates the value of 106 kilograms of methamphetamine to be approximately $13.5 million dollars.
Border services officers are highly trained in examination and investigative techniques to intercept prohibited goods and illicit drugs from entering Canada.
The marine ports of entry in Vancouver receive 57% of the more than 2.5 million marine containers entering Canada each year.