Public Safety Canada

Public Safety Canada

February 22, 2007 14:30 ET

PSEPC: Minister Day Applauds CBSA's Efforts in One of the Largest Seizures of Cocaine

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Feb. 22, 2007) - Today, the Honourable Stockwell Day, Minister of Public Safety, released the following statement in response to news that Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) officers at the Ambassador Bridge border crossing have seized approximately 171 kilograms of suspected cocaine.

"This important seizure of cocaine is another example of the great work our law enforcement agencies are doing to keep drugs off our streets and out of our communities. Canadians can be assured that our border services officers will continue to apprehend individuals who attempt to smuggle illegal substances into our country.

On behalf of the Government of Canada and all Canadians, I would like to commend the CBSA for another successful operation and for their dedication to keeping our borders safe and secure.

Canada's New Government is standing up for safe streets by providing our law enforcement agencies with the necessary tools and resources to protect our communities and keep our country secure, and by bringing in tougher laws to deal with serious crime."

Contact Information

  • Office of the Honourable Stockwell Day
    Minister of Public Safety
    Melisa Leclerc
    Director of Communications
    613-991-2863