Half U.S. ecstacy from B.C.|
Ecstasy smuggling across the B.C. border has exploded, according to a cross-border team of law enforcers.
“Blaine is a hotspot for ecstasy smuggling,” said Roy Hoffman, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement assistant special agent in charge.
“We’re seeing a huge amount of ecstasy heading for points in the U.S.”
He was among the officers who briefed the Cascadia Mayors Council meeting in Surrey on the work of the Integrated Border Enforcement Team (IBET), which pools policing efforts from both sides of the border to bust smugglers.
Hoffman said it’s estimated 52 per cent of the ecstasy tablets smuggled into the U.S. arrive from B.C.
He said it’s a shift from the typical smuggling pattern of Canadian marijuana heading south and cocaine, guns and other chemicals going north.
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Posted on: 2006-09-13 18:03:55