Home Truck News Brampton trucker arrested in $6.5M drug bust at border - Truck News

Brampton trucker arrested in $6.5M drug bust at border – Truck News

A truck driver from Brampton, Ont., was arrested after Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) officers found hundreds of kilograms of suspected cocaine worth approximately $6.5 million in his truck.

On Sept. 26, 2023, a commercial truck driver arrived at the primary inspection booth at the Queenston-Lewiston Bridge port of entry in Niagara-on-the Lake, Ont.

Picture of drugs seized
(Suspected cocaine seized at the Queenston-Lewiston Bridge port of entry on Sept. 26, 2023. (Photo: CBSA)

The vehicle and driver were referred for secondary examination, and CBSA officers discovered 202 brick-shaped objects. The objects tested positive for suspected cocaine with a total weight of 233 kg.

The driver was arrested by the CBSA and transferred to the custody of the RCMP Border Integrity Unit, along with the suspected narcotics.

A thorough investigation followed and on Dec. 19, 2023 the RCMP charged 35-year-old trucker with importation of cocaine and possession for the purpose of trafficking. He has been released with strict conditions. A court date is scheduled for Feb. 2, at the Robert S.K. Welch Courthouse in St. Catharines, Ont.

Credit: Source link


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Must Read

Robotic Research rebrands as Forterra – Truck News

Robotic Research Autonomous Industries (RRAI), the autonomous truck technology provider working with...

Allison Ventures invests in Niron Magnetics – Truck News

The recently formed Allison Ventures, a venture capital arm owned by Allison...

Alberta providing $2.8m to attract women to trucking – Truck News

To help address the driver shortage in Alberta, the provincial government allocated...

Whiting Systems celebrates 50 years in business – Truck News

Whiting Systems celebrates 50 years of manufacturing large vehicle wash systems this...

Mackie Moving rebranded as Canadian Preferred Moving – Truck News

Mackie Moving, now in its 96th year of business, has been rebranded...