Drugs Border guards at Pearson International Airport found 8.6 kilograms of high-grade heroin in crates of pots and pans, stacked on three wooden skids that had been unloaded off a cargo plane from Pakistan, police said.
That sparked a three-week investigation that triggered one of the largest heroin busts in Canada.
“If those guards hadn’t spotted those crates, we would have never found the rest,” said RCMP Supt.
Ron Allen of the July 4 discovery. The Greater Toronto Area Drug Section, headed by Allen, tracked the illicit import to a home in Toronto, and last week, officers raided several homes and storage units there and in Brampton, finding another 108 kilograms of heroin and nearly $650,000 in cash. If sold on the streets, the drugs could fetch more than $100 million.