The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) discovered 345 bags of cannabis hidden within a container heading to the Caribbean on August 29.
The shipment, containing 435 hidden packages of cannabis, was found by border service officers who were inspecting a marine container. The RCMP says the investigation is ongoing.
“This seizure demonstrates the continued hard work and dedication of CBSA officers at the Port of Halifax. By targeting and examining containers leaving Canada, we are able to intercept contraband goods before they leave the country. I am extremely proud of all those involved,” said Dominic Mallette, acting regional director general for the Atlantic Region of CBSA in a press release.
The CBSA reports seizing more than 3,700 kilograms of cannabis and 377 grams of hash coming into Canada so far in the first quarter of the 2023-2024 fiscal year. The agency reported more than 10 thousand kilograms of cannabis seized in the previous fiscal year, along with more than 12 kilograms of hash.