It was the largest drug seizure in CBSA Pacific Region’s history — 35 kg of heroin shipped from Laos to Vancouver May 22, 2014.
An 18-month investigation by RCMP, CBSA and the Vancouver Police Department resulted in the seizure.
The heroin was covered in beeswax, and made it into the airport with the help of 46 year-old Randy Per, an Air Canada employee who used his status to gain access to the warehouse the shipment was coming into.
According to court documents, authorities had been aware of Per’s activities some time before, and he had been under observation for a considerable time.
Per was charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking and sentenced to