April 27, 2022 Woodstock, New Brunswick Canada Border Services Agency / Royal Canadian Mounted Police
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) are committed to combatting financial and organized crime, and protecting the Canadian economy.
On April 4, 2022, CBSA officers seized CAN$292,950 in cash, suspected of being proceeds of crime from a traveller seeking entry into Canada at the Woodstock, New Brunswick port of entry.
The seizure followed a detailed secondary examination of the vehicle using various tools and with the help of CBSA Detector Dog Keo. The search revealed a hidden compartment within the vehicle where the money was concealed. A 43-year-old male from Hopewell Cape, N.B., was arrested at the port of entry. He was later transferred to the RCMP and released while police continue to investigate.
Members of the RCMP Federal Serious and Organized Crime – Border Integrity Unit have since taken the lead on the investigation to determine the origins of the money.