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Border officers in Ottawa find drugs in hidden in overseas shipment

Bottles of PVC pellets meant to hide drug shipment.

Border officers found several different kinds of drugs in these bags that were well concealed.

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Border officers found several different kinds of drugs in these bags that were well concealed.

Canadian Border Services Agency officers in Ottawa found a host of illegal drugs in a cargo shipment from China earlier this summer.

Officers examined the shipment on July 27 at the Ottawa Cargo Services Office. There were two boxes with a total of 51 bottles of PVC pellets that raised some suspicions.

Officers X-rayed the bottles and noticed one bottle appeared to have multiple packages concealed within the pellets. When they opened up they found the packages and sent them to a laboratory for testing.

Among the drugs found were three amphetamine stimulants, several synthetic drugs, one fentanyl analogue and two ketamine analogues.

The drugs were seized but no one has been arrested or charged. The head of the cargo service said it was an example of ingenuity from officers.

“This is a great example of CBSA officers scratching below the surface and working with our laboratory experts to keep potentially lethal drugs off Canadian streets,” said France Audet the cargo center’s chief of operations.

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