Calgary, Alberta, February 1, 2012 — The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced today that its officers at the Calgary International Airport have again seized a significant quantity of khat.
On Monday, January 30, CBSA officers seized approximately 60kg of khat from a Toronto woman and a British resident, on a flight from the United Kingdom. The khat was found in four checked bags during secondary examination. CBSA officers arrested the travellers and turned them over to the RCMP. This follows a seizure on January 19 where CBSA officers at the airport seized 30kg of khat from another traveller on a flight from the United Kingdom.
CBSA officers play an essential role in intercepting illegal drugs and other contraband items from entering Canada at our ports of entry. This seizure is a direct result of the diligent work of CBSA officers who use their examination and investigative skills, as well as overall training, to identify indicators of concealment.
In 2011, CBSA officers in Calgary seized 254 kilos and 32,125 doses of drugs.
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