CBSA Seizes Hydrocodone

photo courtesy Michael Nitz

CBSA Pigeon River Canada Border Security Agency Port of EntryTHUNDER BAY – Crimebeat – The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced today the seizure of 142 suspected hydrocodone pills at the Thunder Bay International Airport. 

On May 28, 2013, Courtney Roussin, 25, returned from a trip to the United States and was referred for a secondary examination. During the examination, CBSA officers discovered the suspected hydrocodone pills in Roussin’s luggage. After determining that she did not have the required prescription, CBSA officers arrested her and contacted the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Thunder Bay Detachment.

CBSA Secure Thunder Bay Airport

The RCMP charged Roussin with Importing a Controlled Substance under section 6(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. She will appear at the Ontario Court of Justice, Thunder Bay, on June 28, 2013.

“This is an excellent example of the diligent work done in collaboration with our law enforcement partners,” said Tuula Schuler, CBSA’s Northwestern Ontario District Director.

The CBSA and its law enforcement partners, such as the RCMP in the Northern Ontario Region, continue to work closely together to ensure the safety and security of Canadians.  Anyone with information about suspicious cross-border activity is encouraged to call the CBSA Border Watch toll-free line at 1-888-502-9060.

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