Abbotsford Police found 30 pounds of what is believed to be the poppy opiate called doda along the U.S. border on Thursday.
APD got a call from U.S. authorities at 11:30 a.m. reporting suspicious movement along the border that involved the dropping of bags near 0 Avenue and Defehr Road, said APD Const. Ian MacDonald.
Attending officers found two bags containing more than 30 pounds of a product with a "sawdust-like" consistency suspected to be doda.
The drug is derived from opium poppies and is primarily used within the South Asian community.
Opium poppy pod husks are ground into a powder that combined with tea or hot water provides a quick high and sense of well-being.
The APD have submitted the suspected opiate for examination.
Border Patrol officers caught two suspects, a man and a woman, across the line. They have been detained for an immigration related investigation, said MacDonald.
It's not clear which way the bags were headed, nor what country the suspects are from, or if they are Canadian, he said.
"All we know at this point is they entered the U.S. illegally," said MacDonald.
It's plausible there were other people involved with the bags on the Canadian side of the border that evaded police, he said.