The CBSA leads an im­por­tant bor­der con­trol op­er­a­tion

Stanstead Journal - - FROM PAGE ONE - Lac M/gan­tic

On May 17, the Canada Bor­der Ser­vices Agency (CBSA), the Royal Cana­dian Mounted Po­lice, and the Sûreté du Québec, with the par­tic­i­pa­tion of U.S. Cus­toms and Bor­der Pro­tec­tion, car­ried out a vast bor­der con­trol op­er­a­tion in the Lac-mé­gan­tic re­gion and at the Woburn bor­der cross­ing.

The pur­pose of the op­er­a­tion, dubbed Op­er­a­tion Re­flect, was to comb through a freight train and ve­hi­cles tran­sit­ing through the bor­der in this re­gion in Que­bec, as well as to re­in­force co-op­er­a­tion be­tween the CBSA’S part­ners. Ap­prox­i­mately 20 of­fi­cers from dif­fer­ent po­lice forces par­tic­i­pated in the op­er­a­tion. Of­fi­cers used such tools as a he­li­copter, an Ion scan­ner, a heat de­tec­tor and de­tec­tor dogs.

The CBSA works closely with do­mes­tic and in­ter­na­tional law en­force­ment part­ners to con­trol the ac­cess of peo­ple and goods to and from Canada. This work helps en­sure Cana­di­ans’ se­cu­rity and pros­per­ity.

While no con­tra­band was found as a re­sult of the op­er­a­tion, the CBSA will con­tinue to work closely with do­mes­tic and in­ter­na­tional law en­force­ment part­ners to con­trol the ac­cess of peo­ple and goods to and from Canada. This type of work helps en­sure Cana­di­ans’ se­cu­rity and pros­per­ity.

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