Red Deer company investigated by Border Services

A Red Deer oilpatch company is under investigation by the Canada Border Services Agency.

A Red Deer oilpatch company is under investigation by the Canada Border Services Agency.

Early Thursday morning, officers from the criminal investigation section executed a search warrant at Lee Specialities Ltd. at 7739 Edgar Industrial Way in Edgar Industrial Park.

The company’s 125 or so employees were detained in three charter buses during the search.

Sean Best, a Canada Border Services Agency spokesperson, said the warrant was related to allegations of violations under the Customs Act and the Special Economic Measures Act.

“It is an ongoing investigation,” said Best. “Any other further information would not be appropriate because we do not want to compromise the investigation.”

The company has operated in Red Deer since 1999 and services national and international markets. According to its website, Lee recently opened a new sister company in the United States.

The company manufactures pressure control equipment, production logging tools, depth tension devices, and associated equipment.

The company declined comment when contacted by the Red Deer Advocate.

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