Guards discover 22 kg of heroin at Toronto airport

The Canadian Border Services Agency found 22 kilograms of heroin at Pearson International in...

The Canadian Border Services Agency found 22 kilograms of heroin at Pearson International in Toronto. (SUPPLIED)

TERRY DAVIDSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 5:14 PM ET

TORONTO - Canadian border officials seized almost $9 million in heroin at Pearson International Airport from Pakistan.

On Oct. 30, investigators from the Canadian Border Services Agency spotted a "suspicious box" unloaded from a flight from Pakistan. In the box, officers found two backpacks filled with numerous yellow-coloured bags of the drug.

Border officials seized 22 kg of heroin, estimated to be worth $8.8 million.

It was not clear where in Pakistan the box came from nor where it was destined for in Canada.

It is not yet known if there were any arrests in the case.

The drugs were turned over to police for examination.

"This significant seizure speaks to the vigilance and expertise of our officers at our ports of entry," said Goran Vragovic, GTA director for the CBSA. "In preventing the smuggling of deadly narcotics such as heroin, border services officers are a crucial first step in stopping these drugs from making it to our streets and corrupting the safety of our communities."

terry.davidson@sunmedia.ca


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