Sunday, October 17, 2010

Busted at the Border: $2.3B in Goods Seized by Customs Last Year

(QMI Agency/Toronto Sun)

Canadian officials seized illicit goods worth more than $2.3 billion at the border last year — including stashes of date-rape drugs valued at $1.4 billion.

Records obtained by QMI Agency under Access to Information show huge hauls of booze, drugs, tobacco, guns and other prohibited weapons stopped at air, land and sea ports. Animals, birds, explosives, currency and jewelry were also confiscated under the Customs Act. The most valuable seizure was of GHB - gamma hydroxybutyric... Read more here.