50 kilograms of cocaine found in truck at US-Canada border

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Published by iTrucker at 29 Nov

50 kilograms of cocaine found in truck at US-Canada border

Story by: Nate Tabak, Canada Correspondent @ FrreightWaves

 

Trucker arrested attempting to enter Ontario from Michigan after Canada Border Service Agency officers find bricks hidden in boxes.

Border officers seized 50 kilograms of suspected cocaine in a commercial truck attempting to enter Canada from the U.S. and arrested the driver.

Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA) officers intercepted the shipment — with a potential street value of C$4 million (US$3 million) — on Nov. 18 at the Point Edward border crossing in southwest Ontario, near Michigan. The CBSA and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) announced the seizure on Nov. 28.

CBSA officers discovered the suspected cocaine after noticing inconsistent weights of boxes in the commercial truck’s shipment. Further inspection revealed 50 bricks of suspected cocaine, each weighing 1 kilogram.

Authorities arrested the trucker, Guo Bing Zhao, 52, and charged him with the importation of a controlled substance and possession for the purposes of trafficking. He is slated for a bail hearing on Dec. 12.

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Source and credits: freightwaves.com / Nate Tabak /  Royal Canadian Mounted Police /Canada Border Service Agency / iTrucker  / Mario Pawlowski  

 

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