Canada Border Services Agency

Canada Border Services Agency

December 15, 2010 16:02 ET

Media Advisory: Demonstration of Canada's First CBSA Tobacco Detector Dog Teams in Action

RIGAUD, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Dec. 15, 2010) - On December 16, the first Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) detector dog teams trained to find contraband tobacco products will graduate from the National Institute of Learning and Excellence in Rigaud. These detector dog teams fulfill one of the key commitments made by the Government of Canada in May 2010 as part of an overall plan to combat contraband tobacco shipments.

Media representatives will have the opportunity to see a demonstration of these new teams in action, as well as watch an agility demonstration. They will also learn more about the CBSA's Detector Dog Service, which has been protecting Canada's border for over 30 years by helping border services officers find drugs, firearms, currency, food, plant and/or animal products, and now contraband tobacco.

Date: Thursday, December 16, 2010
   
Time: 1:00 pm
   
Place: Main entrance, National Institute of Learning and Excellence,
  475 chemin Grande-Ligne, Rigaud QC

Members of the media are reminded to arrive early as there is a sign in process.

Please bring identification.

Contact Information

  • Canada Border Services Agency
    Media Relations
    514-350-6130