Surprise at the SAQ distribution center White powder discovered in

Surprise at the SAQ distribution center: White powder discovered in containers –

A large quantity of a substance likely similar to cocaine was accidentally discovered by employees at the SAQ distribution center in Quebec City on Friday morning.

Authorities were contacted around 7:50 a.m. by employees of the Einstein Street branch.

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“An employee opened one [conteneur de style maritime] It was filled with bottles of wine and that's where he discovered the substance,” explains William Robitaille, spokesman for the Quebec City Police Service (SPVQ).

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According to our information, the white powder was found hidden among the bottles in three large bags, similar in size to sports bags. This means that at least several kilograms of the substance were discovered. The circumstances that explain this big surprise remain unclear for the time being.

According to La Presse, a kilogram of cocaine was sold in Montreal for around $27,000 in July 2023. One of the lowest prices ever seen due to an oversupply of products in Quebec. This would normally sell for $50,000 per kilo.

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It is the National Force to Combat Organized Crime (ENERCO) that will take responsibility in this matter.

“Given the ongoing police investigation in which we are involved, we will not comment,” said Yann Langlais-Plante, deputy director of external communications at the SAQ, when contacted by TVA Nouvelles.

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Please note that the activities of the SAQ Dépôt next to the distribution center continue as normal.

Further information follows…

– In collaboration with TVA Nouvelles