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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#CBSA announces the seizure of 50 bricks of suspected cocaine at the Blue Water Bridge #PointEdward, Commercial Operations. A Markham resident was arrested and charged @RCMPONT . News Release -> https://t.co/c30J0f27Wb pic.twitter.com/g9DBpBZr7Y
— Border Services SOR (@CanBorderSOR) November 28, 2019
Source and credits: freightwaves.com // Royal Canadian Mounted Police /Canada Border Service Agency / iTrucker / Mario Pawlowski