Huffpost Crime

$2M Of Cocaine Found In Ceiling Of Pearson Airport Bathroom

Posted: Updated:

Border officers recovered an estimated $2 million worth of suspected cocaine last month from the ceiling of a washroom at Toronto's Pearson International Airport, the Canada Border Services Agency said on Thursday.

The CBSA said it doesn't know the origin of the 16 packages, weighing 18.2 kilograms, which were discovered on June 17.

Officers found the packages in the overhang above the washroom stalls, along with a cellphone, batteries, a charging cord and a charger. The packages were wrapped in plastic with orange and white tape reading "fragile" and "breakable."

The RCMP are now involved in the investigation.

Spokeswoman Michele Paradis said the contents of the packages will be lab tested, but the RCMP are "99 per cent" sure the tests will come back positive for cocaine.

"I can't see why somebody would put baby powder, for example, up in the ceiling top of the airport," she said.

Paradis said no arrests have been made so far in the case.

Insp. Dean Dickson, with the RCMP's Toronto airport detachment, said the city "continues to be a shipping and trans-shipping point for local and other point drug smuggling."

"We are working together to ensure that we can address this smuggling," he said.

Also on The Huffington Post

Close
Crazy Drug Smuggling Schemes From Around The World
of
Share
Tweet
Advertisement
Share this
close
Current Slide

Suggest a correction

Around the Web

Man arrested at Pearson airport with two kilograms of cocaine taped ...

CBSA intercepts more than 54 kg of suspected cocaine at Toronto ...

Sun News : Three cocaine seizures at Toronto's Pearson airport

More than 18 kg of cocaine stashed in bathroom at Pearson airport: CBSA

Marijuana, cocaine seized at Pearson in June