Smuggling & Contraband

Firearms control in Canada

Bill Blair, the federal Minister of Border Security & Organized Crime Reduction, is rebuffing calls for a ban on handguns even as he acknowledges that more must be done to choke off the flow of illegal imports. The comments by the former Toronto Police Service Chief follow a spate of shootings in Toronto which prompted the city’s mayor, John Tory, to call for tighter controls. [node:read-more:link]

Border Drug Threat Assessment

This 2007 report, published jointly by the U.S. and Canadian governments, examines the current state of illicit drug smuggling across the United States-Canadian border. The report identifies the principal substances which are smuggled in both directions across the border. The authors place special emphasis on the cooperative efforts which law enforcement agencies on both sides of the border engage in and how this has influenced the movement of these illegal substances. (Note: be patient, this link takes a LONG time to load) [node:read-more:link]

Op Caribbe update on illicit trafficking

Canadian Armed Forces Maritime Coastal Defence Vessels deployed on Operation Caribbe in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea have been working hand-in-hand with the United States Coast Guard over the past several weeks to intercept and seize large quantities of illicit drugs. [node:read-more:link]

Canadian warships join multinational operation

Over the next two days, Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Brandon, Edmonton and Kingston are departing to participate in Operation Caribbe, Canada’s contribution the multinational campaign against illicit trafficking by transnational criminal organizations in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and Caribbean. [node:read-more:link]

CAF marks 10 years for Operation CARIBBE

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Moncton and Summerside departed Halifax today to participate on Operation CARIBBE 2016, marking the start of Canada’s 10th year of contributions to Op MARTILLO - the multinational campaign against transnational criminal organizations in the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean. [node:read-more:link]


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