Opium poppies seized at B.C.'s Pacific Highway border crossing

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The CBSA estimates the value of the suspected opium poppy plants at $58,000

“Ater X-ray imaging of the tractor and trailer revealed anomalies, officers continued their examination and located seven boxes of suspected dried opium poppy plants , weighing 29 kg total,” the CBSA said in a release.

A total of 29 kg of suspected opium poppy plants was seized at the Pacific Highway border crossing on Aug. 12.The CBSA estimates the value of the plants at $58,000. Both the driver, who was arrested, and the poppies were turned over to the RCMP’s Federal Serious and Organized Crime Unit.Only licensed dealers under Canada’s Narcotic Control Regulations are allowed to import or export opium, with a valid permit.

 

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