Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) officers seized more than 63 kg of suspected cocaine with a street value of $6 million at a border crossing in Manitoba. This is the largest CBSA narcotics seizure at any Manitoba port of entry in the last five years, a news release said.
On July 14, CBSA officers discovered and seized the contraband following the examination of a commercial truck at the Emerson port of entry. A CBSA detector dog services team assisted with the search and discovery of the suspected narcotics.
The truck driver, a 31-year-old resident of Winnipeg, Man., was arrested by the CBSA and taken into custody by the Manitoba RCMP, along with the suspected narcotics.
He was charged with importation of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking. He appeared in a Winnipeg Federal Court on July 19, and was released on conditions.
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