Cocaine-filled truck stopped at B.C. border crossing

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ABBOTSFORD, B.C. — Canada Customs has busted an organized crime plot to import 56 kilograms of cocaine across the U.S./Canada border aboard a truck.

On Nov. 19, customs officers uncovered 56 kilograms of cocaine in the battery boxes and running boards of a truck entering Canada with no load. The officers were suspicious of the driver’s response to their questions and then discovered trace amounts of cocaine on his documents. About $300,000 cash was also found on-board the truck

The bust is the largest ever at a Western Canadian border crossing. The driver has been charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking and possession of cocaine for the purpose of importing.

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