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$33.8 million in suspected cocaine seized from vessel at yacht club

Two people were arrested
072920 - cbsa drug bust
Officers from CBSA Halifax Marine Operations pictured with approximately 270 kg of suspected cocaine, seized from a vessel in Halifax, NS on July 18, 2020. (Photo courtesy of Canada Border Services Agency)

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.




Meghan Groff

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Born in Michigan, raised in Ontario, schooled in Indiana & lives in Nova Scotia; Meghan is the community editor for HalifaxToday.ca.
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