History Of Cross-Border Smuggling

1864 – The Case of Dr. Black Vomit

Dr. Black Vomit
During the American Civil War a rogue physician used Halifax as the staging ground for germ warfare on the northern states.  Read More...

1920 – Al Capone

Al Capone
American mobster Al Capone bootlegged liquor from Canada during prohibition and conducted business in Moose Jaw, Sask.  Read More...

1924 – The Liquor Men

Samuel Bronfman
Canadian distillers were heavily involved in rum-running to the United States during prohibition and much of the liquor came from Montréal.  Read More...

1929 – S.S. I’m Alone

Captian Randell
The sinking of a Canadian rum-running ship by the U.S. Coast Guard in international waters led to an embarrassing court case.  Read More...

2001 – Don’t Blame the Neighbours

Uncle Sam
The secretary of the United States Department of Homeland Security ignited a diplomatic controversy by suggesting the 9/11 hijackers entered the U.S. via Canada.  Read More...

2005 – Smuggling People

Human Smuggling via jetski
The dangerous practice of human trafficking is the third most profitable branch of organized crime in Canada following drugs and firearms.  Read More...

2010 – Canada’s Cannabis

Smoking Pot
Increased seizures of marijuana and other drugs at the Canadian border, has prompted American officials to consider new policies toward Canada.  Read More...
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