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Brampton Parents Allegedly Smuggle Drugs In Their Kid's Suitcase After Jamaica Trip

The CBSA says the drugs in the family's luggage was worth over $1.6 million.

Two Brampton parents are now facing smuggling charges after their luggage was seized by the Canada Border Services Agency.

The CBSA stated that on February 7, officers examined a family arriving from Montego Bay, Jamaica at Toronto's Pearson Airport — two adults with two children, ages 10 and 12.

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The CBSA conducted a search of the family's luggage and allegedly discovered large amounts of drugs, an estimated $1.6 million in total. 

"A suitcase concealing cannabis was checked in under the ticket of a 12-year-old child," they stated.

The drugs were valued at $962,500 of cocaine, $688,940 of marijuana and $4,360 of hashish. 

The RCMP's Toronto Airport detachment charged the two Brampton parents, who have since been released on bail and are now awaiting trial.

"Arrangements were made in consultation with the Region of Peel Children’s Services to release both children to other family members."

Just last month, a semi-truck with a "record amount" of methamphetamine was intercepted by CBSA officers at the Alberta border. 

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is hiring students across the country right now and you could make over $33 per hour.

In a notice on November 16, the CBSA announced that it was extending its hiring process for Student Border Services Officers (SBSO) until November 22, which means it's still possible to drop in a last-minute application.

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Canadian Border Workers Have Stopped Striking Just In Time For The Border Reopening

The unions said "the flow of border traffic will return to normal."

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) strike that saw officials start work-to-rule action has officially ended, just in time for the border reopening.

After a final negotiation that lasted over 36 hours, the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) and Customs and Immigration Union (CIU), which represent the workers, reached a tentative agreement with CBSA late at night on Friday, August 6, and their work-to-rule action ended immediately.

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Canada's Border Officials Have Started A Work-To-Rule Strike Ahead Of Travel Rule Changes

This could lead to delays at airports and have an effect on the Canada-U.S. border reopening.

While no decision has been made either way on the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) strike, employees have already started "work-to-rule" action and it could lead to delays ahead of new travel rules coming into effect.

Friday, August 6 was set as the date when almost 9,000 employees with the CBSA were to begin job action across the country. Even though more time is being given for bargaining, action has already begun as planned with employees starting "work-to-rule" action all over Canada.

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Border Officials Plan To Strike This Weekend & That Means ‘Long Lineups & Lengthy Delays’

It could have a "dramatic impact" on Canada's border reopening plans.👇

Canadians should expect "long lineups and lengthy delays" at border crossings and airports across the country this weekend, as almost 9,000 Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) officers are planning strike action.

On Wednesday, August 4, a union representing thousands of CBSA employees told Narcity that its members are set to strike from Friday, which they say "could have a dramatic impact on Canada's supply chain and the government's plans to reopen the border to U.S. travellers on August 9."

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