Public Safety Canada

Public Safety Canada

December 07, 2006 17:14 ET

PSEPC: Minister Day Commends Law Enforcement Efforts to Choke Off Cocaine Supply to Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Dec. 7, 2006) - Today, the Honourable Stockwell Day, Minister of Public Safety, released this statement following two large-scale drug busts in Quebec that have resulted in up to 20 arrests and successfully stopped hundreds of kilograms of cocaine from reaching the streets of Canadian communities:

"Today's arrests clearly show that by working together we can stop those who are determined to undermine the safety and well-being of our communities. The close collaboration of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) along with other police agencies is critical to keeping illegal drugs off our streets.

Every day, Canadians across the country see first hand the terrible damage that drug-use can do to individuals and families. These arrests will help to prevent families from being torn apart by the harmful effects of drug use.

Canada's new government is committed to tackling drug crime in our communities. That is why our government is working to develop a new national drug strategy that will include stronger sentencing for drug crimes and prevention programs aimed at youth.

Today's operation is yet another example of the high standards of professionalism demonstrated day in and day out by both Canada's national police force and the CBSA."

Contact Information

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