The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) today announced the seizure of suspected doda at the Regway port of entry.
On December 3, 2017, CBSA officers at the Regway border crossing intercepted a commercial vehicle hauling produce from California destined for Regina. While examining the vehicle, officers uncovered 694 grams of suspected doda in the vehicle cab.
Doda is a powdered opiate made from crushed opium poppy pods.
The driver of the truck was arrested and turned over to the Radville RCMP. On December 4, the RCMP charged Kamaljit Singh Atwal, 43, of Surrey, B.C. on one count under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. He is scheduled to appear in Regina Provincial Court on December 12.
• Doda is an addictive substance and has the potential to be harmful when ingested.
• Opium poppy and its derivatives are included in Schedule I of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. Only licensed dealers under the Narcotic Control Regulations are allowed to import or export opium with a valid permit.