June 25, 2014 1:40 pm

Canada’s border agency finds 46 kilograms of cocaine at Halifax port

The Canada Border Services Agency says more than 46 kilograms of cocaine has been seized from a commercial cargo ship in Halifax.

Natasha Pace/Global News

HALIFAX – The Canada Border Services Agency says more than 46 kilograms of cocaine has been seized from a commercial cargo ship in Halifax.

The agency says a container from Panama bound for Montreal was flagged at the Port of Halifax on May 2.

It says the cargo inside the container was declared as suitcases but an inspection found vacuum-sealed packages of cocaine in 10 of the 207 suitcases.

RCMP and police in Nova Scotia and Montreal launched an investigation and four men from South America were arrested in Montreal on May 15.

The agency says charges against the men are pending.

© The Canadian Press, 2014

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