Border officials have seized 270 kg of suspected cocaine from a vessel that was attempting to dock at a local yacht club.
On July 16, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) found out a vessel coming from the Caribbean had failed to report to the agency after entering Canada.
The next morning CBSA Halifax Marine Operations officers tracked down the vessel at a yacht club in the Halifax area.
A search of the vessel turned up packages of the suspected cocaine in various spots on the boat. The CBSA estimates the value to be around $33.8 million.
Two people were arrested. The pair, along with the suspected drugs, have been turned over to the RCMP.
Anyone with information on suspicious cross-border activity is asked to call the CBSA Border Watch Toll-free Line at 1-888-502-9060.
Information on criminal activity can be reported to local police or RCMP at 1-800-803-RCMP (7267). Anonymous tips can be submitted through Crime Stoppers.