Nova Scotia

Israeli police arrest 11 people after cocaine seizure at Port of Halifax

The Canada Border Services Agency said its officers found 4.76 kilograms of cocaine in 33 small bags hidden among 1,200 bags of vegetable charcoal at the Port of Halifax on Nov. 16, 2018.

4.76 kg of cocaine was found hidden among 1,200 bags of vegetable charcoal

The Canada Border Services Agency said the cocaine was en route to Israel. (Shutterstock)

Israeli police have arrested 11 suspects in Tel Aviv after authorities in Halifax found nearly five kilograms of cocaine in a container headed for the Middle East.

The Canada Border Services Agency said its officers found 4.76 kilograms of cocaine in 33 small bags hidden among 1,200 bags of vegetable charcoal at the Port of Halifax on Nov. 16, 2018.

It said in a release Friday that the drug was turned over to the RCMP, and the Israeli national police arrested 11 suspects in Tel Aviv.

The CBSA said the container was en route to Israel, and officers found the bags of drugs during an extensive search aided by unspecified tools.