Border Guards, RCMP find Opium in hot water tanks

A hot water tank, filled with opium

The RCMP and Border Security Guards have arrested three people and seized 40 kilograms of opium, after busting a shipment of drugs at the start of September.

The drugs, which can be processed to turn into heroin, were found stuffed inside hot water tanks that were being shipped from Iraq.

The bust at the border was made back on September 1st, but it wasn't until September 5th, when police arrested the three poeple at a Mississauga business.

According to police, the men were seen dismantling one of the shipments.


A 61-year-old man, a 40-year-old man and a 48-year-old man are all facing charges which include importing a controlled substance.