CBSA Seizures

Preamble:

The Agency is responsible for providing integrated border services that support national security and public safety priorities and facilitate the free flow of persons and goods, including animals and plants that meet all requirements under the program legislation.
The CBSA investigates, detects, and apprehends violators of the Customs Act and the Immigration & Refugee Protection Act.

CBSA facilitates legitimate travel and trade entering Canada; we keep inadmissible goods and people from entering Canada and we remove inadmissible persons from Canada.

Annually, we process approximately 100 million travelers at 1,200 entry points throughout Canada as well as at 39 international locations.

CBSA Seizures for Fiscal Year 2018-2019

All Commodities Total Number of Seizures
Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
Total Seizures 8,449 9,281 16,410 13,626 47,765
Selected Commodities Units of Measure Quantity of Goods Seized
Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
Drugs  
Cannabis Products1 Grams 9,884 282,888 573,773 430,078 1,296,623
Dosage 63 963 120,825 212,111 333,963
ml     2,770 22,928 25,698
Hashish Grams 16,775 688,913 23,322 108 729,118
Marijuana1 Grams 201,335 207,192 3,655   412,183
Cocaine/Crack2 Grams 385,937 384,631 247,216 411,681 1,429,465
Heroin Grams 22,429 12,691 56,796 27,967 119,884
Fentanyl Grams 3,982 625 139 420 5,166
Other Opioids3 Grams 42,616 122,893 75,080 117,755 358,345
Dosage 10 50 70   130
Other Narcotics, Drugs and Chemicals Grams 2,465,888 1,778,841 2,916,730 5,608,892 12,770,350
ml 3,603,320 55,576 102,168 2,087 3,763,151
Dosage 263,326 139,271 270,690 136,759 810,046
Firearms4 Number 209 240 163 84 696
Prohibited Weapons Number 4,452 4,360 9,411 4,042 22,264
Child Pornography Number 79 53 43 52 227
Currency CAD $8,624,122 $9,856,101 $8,197,762 $6,221,471 $32,899,456
Suspected Proceeds of Crime CAD $495,411 $978,816 $635,047 $699,556 $2,808,831
Alcohol Litres 7,895 3,387 8,978 1,809 22,070
Number 6       6
Tobacco Cartons 3,265 3,078 4,972 3,245 14,560
Kg 20,204 83,075 47,208 10,897 161,384
Number   28,003 3,990 220,807 252,800
Jewellery Number 1,998 1,927 1,681 1,234 6,839

Source: ICES

Created by: PRU

Date: May 8, 2019

These statistics represent all seizures made by CBSA officers in all modes for the specified period, and are subject to change.

1 In October 2018, the “Marijuana” drug category was phased out and the “Cannabis products” drug category (consisting of dried and fresh cannabis, cannabis seeds, resin, solids, non-solids, concentrates, and synthetic cannabis) was introduced. The chart reflects a shift in recording practices whereby some items previously captured under Marijuana and Other Controlled Drugs are now captured under Cannabis Products. These numbers include both declared cannabis forfeited to the CBSA and undeclared cannabis seized by the CBSA.

2 Includes Coca Leaves, Coca Paste, Cocaine and Cocaine Crack

3 Includes Opium, Methadone, Morphine and Morphine Base

4 Includes Non-Restricted, Restricted and Prohibited Firearms

CBSA Seizures for Fiscal Year 2017-2018

All Commodities Total Number of Seizures
Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
Total Seizures 6,325 7,196 6,645 10,523 30,689
Selected Commodities Units of Measure Quantity of Goods Seized
Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
Drugs  
Marijuana Grams 119,328 67,996 154,022 156,284 497,630
Cocaine/Crack ∗ Grams 1,554,095 515,907 572,031 217,932 2,859,965
Hashish/Hashish Liquid Grams 232,707 8,854 5,037 702,466 949,063
Heroin Grams 33,902 72,637 31,797 51,621 189,956
Fentanyl Grams 2,060 4,931 4,506 3,108 14,605
Other Opioids ∗∗ Grams 34,329 115,022 142,161 29,752 321,297
Dosage 20 250   17 287
Other Narcotics, Drugs and Chemicals Grams 4,526,046 1,724,710 5,592,159 4,057,791 15,900,707
ml 4,314,650 55,316 577,177 39,825 4,986,968
Dosage 151,750 226,594 203,309 366,455 948,108
Firearms ∗∗∗ Number 202 255 196 98 751
Prohibited Weapons Number 1,942 2,700 2,052 3,791 10,485
Child Pornography Number 43 136 58 66 303
Currency CAD $6,959,842 $8,285,531 $9,360,112 $6,675,197 $31,280,682
Suspected Proceeds of Crime CAD $637,416 $631,317 $1,207,854 $354,827 $2,831,415
Alcohol Litres 4,656 4,334 5,222 2,091 16,303
Tobacco Cartons 7,636 3,655 328,608 3,199 343,098
Kg 11,449 51,190 8,134 19,307 90,081
Number 78,304 247 150 28 78,729
Jewellery Number 2,978 711 566 3,443 7,698

Source: ICES

Created by: PRU-KM

Date: May 17, 2018

These statistics represent all seizures made by CBSA officers in all modes for the specified period, and are subject to change.

∗ Includes Coca Leaves, Coca Paste, Cocaine and Cocaine Crack

∗∗ Includes Opium, Methadone, Morphine and Morphine Base

∗∗∗ Includes Non-Restricted, Restricted and Prohibited Firearms

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