January 9, 2012 5:17 am

CBSA border seizures

CBSA officer Ed Philman and Scout the food sniff dog check out some luggage during a demonstration of a typical secondary examination involving travellers arriving from abroad by the Canadian Border Services Agency at Pearson Airport in Toronto on Tuesday, August 9, 2011.

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Aaron Vincent Elkaim

“As long as there’s a demand for it, people will smuggle it,” says one officer of the Canada Border Services Agency.

He ought to know. Every day, CBSA agents seize illegal guns, drugs and exotic weapons that people are trying to smuggle across the Canadian border.

Global News took a look at CBSA’s haul through an access to information request, and came up with some surprising insights into what illegal products Canadians demand.

Take a look at our data and see what you find.

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Seized at the Border

Data:

CBSA seizures database

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