The Canada Border Services Agency says it seized 345 bags of suspected cannabis late last month while inspecting a marine container at the Halifax port that was destined for the Caribbean.
The agency said in a news release Tuesday that it found 165 kilograms of the suspected cannabis concealed throughout the container during a search on Aug. 29.
Todd Morash, CBSA's acting chief of operation, says the goods are still going through a confirmation process.
He said once goods are seized "there's a cataloging process of the exhibits and they have to be confirmed through testing, quantity and the quality of it," Morash said.
The suspected cannabis was discovered after officers reviewed the shipping manifest.
Morash said some "anomalies" were detected. He said the goods were examined using specialized detection methods, but didn't offer any additional information.
Bringing cannabis across the border without a permit or exemption from Health Canada is a criminal offence, according to the CBSA. The news release didn't say if anyone has been arrested, but the suspected cannabis has been turned over to the RCMP.
An investigation is underway.
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