Brampton men held after $12M cocaine seized in truck at border

Brantford police arrested two men from Brampton, Ont. after Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) intercepted a tractor trailer attempting to enter Canada from the U.S. and seized 112 kg of cocaine from the vehicle.

Picture of seized cocaine
Cocaine with a street value of $12 million was seized from the tractor trailer. (Brantford Police Service)

The police service said in a news release it began the investigation with the help of the CBSA early this year.

They identified a group of people believed to be involved in trafficking cocaine into Canada and distributing it in Brantford, Ont. and surrounding areas.

In the early morning of Dec. 4, police said a tractor trailer belonging to Milton, Ont. company was intercepted while trying to cross the Ambassador Bridge in Windsor, Ont. with cocaine having a street value of about $12 million.

Leo Barros is the associate editor of Today’s Trucking. He has been a journalist for more than two decades, holds a CDL and has worked as a longhaul truck driver. Reach him at leo@newcom.ca