Two men have been charged with drug trafficking following the recent seizure of 2.3 kilograms of heroin at a Dorval cargo warehouse, Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) said.
It pegged the street value of the contraband at $1 million.
Agency officers “from the cargo section at Montreal-Trudeau Airport” found the drugs Dec. 6 “in a bonded warehouse … in a shipment of six boxes that contained work gloves imported from Pakistan,” the agency announced in a news release.
“When they examined the boxes, they discovered a suspicious brown substance concealed in the gloves’ fingers. Tests conducted with the Narcotics Identification Kit revealed that the substance was suspected heroin. Subsequent laboratory tests confirmed this.”
The RCMP later arrested two men.
Stephen Ashamu Giwa, of Brampton, Ont., appeared in a Montreal court Dec. 11 and has been charged with importing heroin and possession of the drug for the purpose of trafficking.
Last Friday, Montreal resident Adeseye Adegoke Adewale was charged with the same offences, as well as conspiracy to import heroin for trafficking.
Since the beginning of 2012, the release added, agency officers in Quebec have made 1,563 drug seizures valued at more than $77 million.