Drugs hidden in food shipments
Border officials are today releasing details of significant drug seizures at the port of Saint John. They say 121 kilograms of cocaine was discovered late last month in a shipment of sauces, seasonings and noodles which originated in Guyana. Then, a week later, they found another 49 kilos of the drug in another shipment of food products, also from Guyana. Both were destined for Ontario, and eight people in that province are now facing charges. The Canada Border Services Agency puts the estimated street value of the drugs at over $21-million.