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The interception was made possible due to collaboration between the CBSA, police, and customs officials in New Zealand. Intelligence provided by the New Zealand authorities tipped off Canadian officers about the smuggling attempt. Acting on this information, CBSA officers inspected a container suspected of being destined for New Zealand.
What Was Discovered
Assisted by a drug-detecting dog, the officers discovered a hidden compartment within a piece of machinery, inside which they found a “white, crystal-like substance.” Subsequent tests confirmed that the substance was methamphetamine, a highly addictive and illegal stimulant drug.
Following the seizure, the CBSA referred the case to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) for further investigation. The RCMP will likely continue the probe to identify the individuals or criminal organizations involved in the drug trafficking attempt and gather evidence for potential charges.
This interception showcases the collaborative efforts of law enforcement agencies across borders to combat the illegal drug trade. The smuggling of methamphetamine and other illicit substances poses serious threats to public health and safety, and authorities remain vigilant in their efforts to disrupt these activities.
It’s worth noting that in a separate incident involving drug smuggling in British Columbia, prison guards intercepted a pigeon carrying crystal meth. While the details surrounding this incident are not provided in the information provided, it highlights the creative and diverse methods employed by drug traffickers in their attempts to transport illegal substances.