Coastal and Airport Watch Program Nova Scotia encourages residents to report suspicious activities, Halifax, N.S.

The Nova Scotia Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) are seeking the assistance of all Nova Scotians in observing and reporting any and all suspicious or irregular activities along our coasts, airways and highways.

With over 6,000 kilometres of coastline, Nova Scotia is mainly surrounded by water. This makes illegal activities by individuals and/or organized crime groups, such as the smuggling of drugs, contraband alcohol and tobacco, and weapons; human trafficking and terrorist activities often able to occur with little or no public notice. The Coastal/Airport Watch Program involves the community in patrolling Nova Scotia’s coastline, airways and highways by asking citizens to report suspicious activity.

Suspicious activities around our coastline may include: boats operating at odd times or without proper lights and markings, boats of foreign registry in remote or secluded areas, and small vessels hovering around larger vessels. Suspicious activities around remote airstrips may include: aircraft landing after hours or without proper lighting, and aircraft with covered windows and/or not displaying proper markings.

The public can play a key role in keeping our province safe by reporting any suspicious activity to any one of our partner agencies, and to be our eyes and ears in the community. The more detailed information you can provide, the better – but remember that no information, however trivial it may seem, is too small to report. Your information could be the missing piece of the puzzle.

It is also important to remember that if you have witnessed or are aware of an incident, for your own protection, please do not get involved or try to gather evidence.

Anyone with information can contact the RCMP and/or CBSA. If you wish to remain anonymous you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), the RCMP 1-800-803-7267 (or your local Detachment) or CBSA 1-888-502-9060 (Suspicious cross-border activity). The Canada Border Services Agency Border Watch Toll-free line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in both official languages.

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