Female Arrested with 30 Kilos of Cocaine at Pearson Airport

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police at the Toronto International Airport have charged a 29 year old woman with importing approximately 30 kilos of cocaine in her checked baggage. The woman, who was traveling with her 5 year old son, was interdicted by the Canada Border Services Agency, who discovered the cocaine concealed under some clothing in her suitcase. It is believed to be the largest seizure involving a drug courier in Canada's busiest airport's history.

"In the eight years I have been at the airport, this is the largest courier related seizure I have ever seen," said RCMP Sgt. Gary Harvey of the Toronto Airport Detachment's Federal Enforcement Section. "The people who sent this young woman here did her no favours."

Keyla Miguelina POLANCA is charged with Importing Cocaine into Canada and will appear in Brampton Provincial Court today.

Her son remains in the care of the Peel Children's Aid. The investigation continues.

CONTACT:Sgt. Michele PARADIS, RCMP Communication Services, (416) 952-4619 office, (416) 715-2375 pager, (416) 992-4409 mobile; Patrizia GIOLTI, Canada Border Services Agency, (905) 803-5218

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