CBSA seizes suspected cocaine worth $6M in truck at Manitoba border

by Today's Trucking

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.

Picture of suspected cocaine that was seized in Manitoba
(Photo: CBSA)

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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  • Justice has to be seen to be done. This driver has been charged so they should be named. Uphold your journalistic standards instead of worrying about someone’s feelings.

  • You guys should be posting the drivers name and the company name these guys give a blackeye to the trucking industry.