Border agency seizes 200 kg of hashish hidden in chocolate bars at Port of Halifax

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A man is facing multiple drug-related charges after the seizure of 200 kilograms of drugs at the Port of Halifax on May 25.

According to a press release on Thursday, officers from Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) detected anomalies in an X-ray image as they were examining a container.

The shipment, which was bound for Ontario, was declared as chocolate.

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After further examination, officers located and seized 100 chocolate bars with each containing two kilograms of hashish, a drug produced from cannabis resin.

The hashish was hidden inside 100 chocolate bars. Canadian Border Services Agency

The evidence was then turned over to the RCMP for further investigation.

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The Mounties have now charged Owen Jagasar of Mississauga, Ont., with importation of a controlled substance, possession for the purpose of trafficking and two counts of conspiring to commit an indictable offence under the Criminal Code.

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If convicted on all charges Owen Jagasar could face 40 years in prison.

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