Pubdate: Thu, 17 Feb 2005
Source: Richmond News (CN BC)
Copyright: 2005, Lower Mainland Publishing Group Inc.
Author: Eve Edmonds
Bookmark: (Cannabis - Canada)
Bookmark: (Cocaine)
Bookmark: (Ecstasy)
Bookmark: (Heroin)


Double the amount of heroin and triple the amount of cocaine was seized at 
the Vancouver International Airport this year over last, according to the 
Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) 2004 statistic released Tuesday.

The statistics cover 43 land, air and marine ports of entry throughout the 
pacific region. The report found that 617 drug seizures were made at the 

That included 15 kg of heroin, 21 kg of opium, 100 kg of steroids, 11 kg of 
cocaine, 10,000 doses of ecstasy and 39 kg marijuana. However, that still 
only made up a fraction of the total 2,174 drug seizures CBSA made over the 
year at other Canadian entry points.

The vast majority of currency seizures (611 of 732) on the other hand, were 
made at the airport.

On the weapons front, CBSA made 216 seizures of everything including 
everything handguns, semiautomatic pistols, switchblades, brass knuckles 
and grenades at the airport.

As well, three children were rescued from attempted abductions.
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