Island Princess was due to leave for Alaska when Canada Border Services Agency officers and members of Vancouver Police Department's Canine Unit boarded the ship and performed a search on Wednesday, May 10.
Authorities have been tight-lipped with the details, but Princess Cruises confirmed yesterday that 3 employees were taken into police custody during the incident.
Cruise ship's guests were not involved. It's unclear what type or quantity of drugs officers found. The VPD directed questions on the investigation to the CBSA, which declined to offer any further information.
The agency would only confirm that officers did conduct a search at the cruise terminal Canada Place Wednesday.
Princess Cruises said it has a zero tolerance policy for drugs, and suggested the employees in question will be losing their jobs.