Suspected cannabis destined for Caribbean arrested at Halifax port: authorities – Halifax

Some 165 kilograms of suspected cannabis destined for the Caribbean were stopped at the Port of Halifax this summer, according to the Canada Border Services Agency.

According to the agency, CBSA officers examined a shipping container on August 29 at the port and discovered 345 bags of cannabis “concealed within the container.”

The suspected cannabis was turned over to the RCMP and the investigation continues.

“Smuggling cannabis across the border in any form whatsoever (…) without a permit or exemption authorized by Health Canada constitutes a serious criminal offense punishable by arrest and prosecution, despite the legalization of cannabis in Canada,” indicated the agency in a press release.

CBSA officers at the port are responsible for examining containers and goods arriving and leaving the country.

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“This seizure demonstrates the continued hard work and dedication of CBSA officers at the Port of Halifax,” Dominic Mallette, acting regional director general for the Atlantic region, said in a statement.

“By targeting and examining containers leaving Canada, we are able to intercept contraband goods before they leave the country. »

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