200 kg opium concealed in shipping containers seized by CBSA

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The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) recently seized a total of 196 kg of opium from inbound shipping containers in Metro Vancouver District. On August 15, CBSA officers at the Burnaby Container Examination Facility discovered 150 kg of opium concealed within the interior structure of a piece of steel machinery. On August 28, another 46 kg of opium was found inside a piece of furniture at the Tsawwassen Container Examination Facility. Both seizures have been referred to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in British Columbia for investigation. CBSA is dedicated to preventing drugs from entering Canadian communities.

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