The Canada Border Services Agency has given some insight into the illicit cargo they’ve seized this year, and some creative ways smugglers almost got away with it.
50 bags of meth amphetamine were found only after x-rays were taken of ice packs used to cool packages of mint.
Four bottles of protein powder containing over a kilo of marijuana were intercepted heading for Taiwan.
And perhaps the biggest haul on the list: over seven kilos of opium soaked into foam boards used to protect prayer mats sent from Iraq.
The CBSA says 80 narcotic seizures have been made so far this year, including approximately 12 kilograms of opium and 157 kilograms of marijuana.