29 kg of suspected opium poppy seized

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) today announced a significant suspected drug seizure and arrest at the Pacific Highway, British Columbia port of entry.

CBSA officers at Pacific Highway referred a commercial driver for further inspection. After X-ray imaging of the tractor and trailer revealed anomalies, officers continued their examination and located seven boxes of suspected dried opium poppy plants (including the pods), weighing 29 kg total.

Officers arrested the driver and turned them, along with the suspected opium poppy plants, over to the RCMP Federal Serious and Organized Crime Unit. The driver was released pending a further ongoing investigation.

The CBSA estimates the value of the suspected opium poppy plants at $58,000.