4 kilos of suspected heroin seized at Vancouver airport
CBSA officers examined an air shipment arriving from Vietnam on Feb. 1. Though the declaration form said the parcel contained nine tubs of coffee whitener, a strong smell was inconsistent with that product. (FILE PHOTO)
More than four kilograms of suspected heroin was seized at Vancouver International Airport in cargo operations, according to the Canada Border Services Agency.
CBSA officers examined a parcel arriving by air cargo from Vietnam on Feb. 1. The declaration form said the parcel contained t-shirts, hats and nine tubs of name-brand coffee whitener. However, when officers opened the tubs, they detected a strong smell inconsistent with coffee whitener.
Initial tests indicated the presence of heroin.
Some 4.32 kilograms of suspected heroin was seized.
Other recent drug seizures at Air Cargo Operations include cocaine in copper pots, opium soaked in fabric and steroids concealed within water heaters.
According to CBSA, its officers have made nearly 4,300 drug seizures throughout Pacific Region in 2012.