05/25/2015 02:19 EDT | Updated 05/25/2016 05:59 EDT

Border guards seize kilos of cocaine at Pearson airport, customs officials say

TORONTO - Customs officials say they've seized more than 12 kilograms of cocaine at Toronto's Pearson airport.

The Canada Border Services Agency says border guards inspected luggage originating from the Dominican Republic after noticing a tag that appeared to be recycled.

The agency says its officers found 10 brick-shaped bundles wrapped in clothing inside the black suitcase.

The CBSA says it has made 180 cocaine seizures in the Toronto area in 2014.

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