Peel cops looking for GTA drug trafficker after large amount of cocaine found at Pearson airport

News Apr 06, 2016 by Louie Rosella Mississauga News

Peel Regional Police officers are hunting a GTA drug trafficker after eight kilograms of cocaine was found at Pearson International Airport.

Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) officers say the discovery came on March 13 as officers monitored the offload of luggage on a flight originating from Curaçao, an island country in the southern Caribbean Sea. Customs officers noticed an unclaimed black suitcase with a “seemingly recycled airline tag.”

After opening the suitcase and examining the contents, officers found six brick-shaped bundles, which tested positive for cocaine.

The packages were turned over to Peel Regional Police, who have taken over the investigation.

“This significant interception of hard narcotics at our border crossing is indicative of the resiliency of our officers and their tireless efforts to prevent harmful drugs from entering our country,” said Goran Vragovic, CBSA Regional Director General, Greater Toronto Area Region.

Last year, the CBSA in the Greater Toronto Area made 149 cocaine seizures totalling close to 700 kilograms.

 

Peel cops looking for GTA drug trafficker after large amount of cocaine found at Pearson airport

No arrests as of yet

News Apr 06, 2016 by Louie Rosella Mississauga News

Peel Regional Police officers are hunting a GTA drug trafficker after eight kilograms of cocaine was found at Pearson International Airport.

Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) officers say the discovery came on March 13 as officers monitored the offload of luggage on a flight originating from Curaçao, an island country in the southern Caribbean Sea. Customs officers noticed an unclaimed black suitcase with a “seemingly recycled airline tag.”

After opening the suitcase and examining the contents, officers found six brick-shaped bundles, which tested positive for cocaine.

The packages were turned over to Peel Regional Police, who have taken over the investigation.

“This significant interception of hard narcotics at our border crossing is indicative of the resiliency of our officers and their tireless efforts to prevent harmful drugs from entering our country,” said Goran Vragovic, CBSA Regional Director General, Greater Toronto Area Region.

Last year, the CBSA in the Greater Toronto Area made 149 cocaine seizures totalling close to 700 kilograms.

 

Peel cops looking for GTA drug trafficker after large amount of cocaine found at Pearson airport

No arrests as of yet

News Apr 06, 2016 by Louie Rosella Mississauga News

Peel Regional Police officers are hunting a GTA drug trafficker after eight kilograms of cocaine was found at Pearson International Airport.

Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) officers say the discovery came on March 13 as officers monitored the offload of luggage on a flight originating from Curaçao, an island country in the southern Caribbean Sea. Customs officers noticed an unclaimed black suitcase with a “seemingly recycled airline tag.”

After opening the suitcase and examining the contents, officers found six brick-shaped bundles, which tested positive for cocaine.

The packages were turned over to Peel Regional Police, who have taken over the investigation.

“This significant interception of hard narcotics at our border crossing is indicative of the resiliency of our officers and their tireless efforts to prevent harmful drugs from entering our country,” said Goran Vragovic, CBSA Regional Director General, Greater Toronto Area Region.

Last year, the CBSA in the Greater Toronto Area made 149 cocaine seizures totalling close to 700 kilograms.