APRIL 25, 1923
HUGE SHIPMENT OF DRUGS SEIZED IN MID-ATLANTIC
According to the Montreal Star, seizure by Scotland Yard detectives in mid-Atlantic of a half-million dollar consignment of cocaine, has resulted in abnormal prices and great scarcity of the drug in Montreal. The shipment was recently consigned to Halifax from a German port, and on arrival was to have been divided into three parts. Half was to go to Montreal, and the balance was to be divided between the United States and Winnipeg.
Secret service agents, working in Germany, got wind of the shipment that was to be made, and when the boat docked at an English seaport, a band of Scotland Yard detectives managed to stow themselves away. In a short time they discovered the cocaine, confiscated it and handed it over to the government on arrival of the boat at Halifax.
Members of the dope ring in this country waited in Halifax to within a few days before the arrival of the boat. They then discovered that their plans had gone astray.