CALGARY (660 NEWS) – The Canada Border Service Agency said it has seized a large amount of heroin from a passenger trying to smuggle it through the Calgary International Airport.
A 38-year-old woman is facing charges after investigators found 1,300 grams of the drug, including 24 pellets. That is enough to make 13,000 doses.
Officers are also warning the public about the dangers of ingesting drugs in order to smuggle them.
“Ingesting narcotics to evade detection is extremely dangerous & life-threatening. CBSA officers have not only potentially saved a life, but have also disrupted drug smugglers and organized crime activities in order to protect Canadians.” Nina Patel – RDG, CBSA Prairie Region.3/4
— Border Services PRA (@CanBorderPRA) December 5, 2018
A spokesperson said by finding the drugs, officers may have saved her life.
She is due in a Calgary courtroom on Friday, December 7.