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Drugs seized at YVR from inbound/outbound travellers

In a 10-day span, Canada Border Services Agency officers made three 'significant' seizures at Vancouver International Airport, the agency announced Friday.

The seizures happened between May 28 and June 7, and involved both outbound and inbound passengers.

In the most recent bust, on June 7, officers at the local airport intercepted a traveller from Mexico City.

After additional examination, the officers suspected the traveller was body-packing narcotics, and the person was arrested after officers found 1.81 kilograms of suspected methamphetamines.

The traveller was taken into custody by the RCMP and was charged with smuggling narcotics.

On June 3, a 19-year-old travelling to Sydney was the subject of a routine outbound currency check.

The officers suspected the person may be carrying contraband, and detained the individual who was escorted to the secondary examination area.

The traveller was suspected of having swallowed narcotics, and was taken to a nearby hospital where he later expelled 98 pellets weighing a total of 159.19 grams of suspected cocaine. The man was then transferred to the RCMP for further investigation.

On May 28, a traveller from Muncih was found to be in possession of a suspected child exploitation video and bestiality images.

The suspect was arrested and charged by Canada Border Services Agency Criminal Investigations for possession of child pornography.

Custody of the person, and all electronic media devices, were transferred to law enforcement for further investigation. That individual's court date is set for Sept. 2.

Last year, in the Pacific region, more than 2,500 drug seizures were made by border officers, including more than 1,256 kilograms of drugs.

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