Record cocaine seizure at Lansdowne border

In this Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016 photo provided by the CBSA, drug detector dog Shaggy sits beside nearly 100 kilograms of suspected cocaine. The drugs were found in a commercial vehicle on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016. (CBSA via Newswatch Group)

LANSDOWNE – Border agents have seized nearly 100 kilograms of suspected cocaine.

It happened Wednesday (Oct. 5) after a commercial vehicle was sent for a secondary check at the Lansdowne port of entry.

That’s when sniffer dog, Shaggy, helped officers locate four undeclared bags hidden in the trailer, which contained 98.8 kilograms (217.8 pounds) of cocaine.

A man from Laval, Que. was arrested at the scene and turned over the RCMP.

“This is one of the largest drug seizures ever at the Lansdowne port of entry. It’s a great example of the CBSA working with law enforcement partners to detect and interdict illegal drugs,” local CBSA director Lance Markell said.

In this Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016 photo provided by the CBSA, drug detector dog Shaggy sits beside nearly 100 kilograms of suspected cocaine. The drugs were found in a commercial vehicle on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016. (CBSA via Newswatch Group)

In this Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016 photo provided by the CBSA, drug detector dog Shaggy sits beside nearly 100 kilograms of suspected cocaine. The drugs were found in a commercial vehicle on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016. (CBSA via Newswatch Group)

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