Calgary, Alberta, May 2, 2012 – The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced today the seizure of approximately four kilograms of suspected heroin at the Calgary International Airport.
On April 27, 2012, a 30-year-old returning resident was referred for further examination. An x-ray of her luggage revealed an anomaly in the luggage. CBSA officers uncovered a false bottom containing two bags of white powder; a total of four kilograms of suspected heroin was seized from two pieces of luggage. The woman was arrested and turned over to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).
The RCMP charged Amardeep Kaur Khera with two offences under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and the investigation continues. A bail hearing is scheduled for May 2, 2012 in Calgary Provincial Court.
The CBSA and the RCMP work together to prevent drugs and other contraband from entering Canada. These seizures help to prevent illegal drug smuggling that endangers the safety of Canadian communities and generates profits for organized crime.
If you have witnessed or are aware of an incident involving suspicious cross-border activity, please contact the CBSA Border Watch Toll-free Line at 1-888-502-9060.
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Sgt. Patricia Neely
RCMP K Division