More than 10 kilograms of heroin — valued at $4 million on the street — was seized at Pearson airport last month, the Canadian Border Services Agency says.
According to a news release, some luggage from a flight originating from Pakistan was marked as suspicious during baggage off-load on Feb. 19.
“Officers identified several suspicious pieces of luggage and referred them for further examination,” the statement issued Monday said.
Contents of the luggage were tested for drugs, with the results indicating heroin.
“Subsequent X-ray and narcotics testing indicated positive for suspected heroin in one suitcase,” the CBSA said.
Officers handed over 10.6 kilos of heroin to Peel Regional Police.
Peel Const. George Tudos said no arrests have been made so far in relation to the drugs.
“However it’s still an ongoing investigation,” he said. “Usually these investigations, they’re pretty complex and lead to other information.”
He added a seizure of this size is not the first of its kind.
“Yes, obviously there has been an increase lately in these types of seizures,” Tudos said.
In January, border agents at Pearson seized heroin and opium worth approximately $3 million.
In February, six kilos of cocaine was found at Pearson in a mail bag from Jamaica. A man from Venezuela was also arrested after three kilos of cocaine was found in a suitcase at Pearson.
Border guards at John C. Munro airport in Hamilton also found 72 grams of cocaine in coffee packages in February.
— With files from Terry Davidson