TORONTO – Border officials say they’ve seized more than 18 kilograms of cocaine stashed in a bathroom at Toronto’s Pearson airport.
The Canada Border Services Agency made the announcement Thursday, weeks after the June 17 discovery.
The agency says its officers noticed suspicious packages in the men’s bathroom in the Terminal 3 customs inspection hall and found 16 plastic-wrapped parcels above the stalls.
It says the packages weighed more than 18 kg in total and tested positive for cocaine.
The CBSA says officers also found a cellphone, batteries, a charging cord and a battery charger.
The materials have been turned over to the RCMP, but there’s no word of any arrests in the case.
Insp. Dean Dickson of the RCMP’s Toronto airport detachment said the city continues to be a shipping hub for drug smugglers.
“We are working together to ensure that we can address this smuggling,” he said in a statement.