CBSA Pacific Region intercepts nearly 900 kilograms of suspected cannabis bound for export

August 24, 2022                     Delta, British Columbia                     Canada Border Services Agency       

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is committed to stopping the illegal movement of cannabis across Canada’s international borders.

On May 26, 2022, border services officers conducted an examination of a marine container set for export. With the assistance of a CBSA detector dog and using a wide range of detection tools and technology, officers discovered 1,036 vacuum-sealed bags of suspected cannabis. A total of 592 kilograms of suspected cannabis was seized.

On June 26, 2022, officers examined another shipment set for export and identified discrepancies within. Further examination resulted in the discovery of vacuum-sealed bags of suspected cannabis. A total of 100 bags of suspected cannabis weighing approximately 300 kilograms was seized.

Regardless of the mode of entry (air, marine, land, rail), it is illegal to bring cannabis (and cannabis products) into or out of Canada without a valid Health Canada permit or exemption. CBSA officers have the authority to examine in-bound shipments as well as goods for export. Personal, mail, courier, and commercial shipments are subject to the Customs Act and may be examined for prohibited goods, including cannabis and cannabis products.

Avoid seizures, fines or arrest: Don’t bring it into Canada. Don’t take it out of Canada.

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