Cocaine Shipment Seized

TORONTO, Feb. 9 /CNW/ - The RCMP Greater Toronto Area Drug Section have charged two Toronto men under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act for their role in smuggling cocaine into Canada through the of Port of Montreal.

On January 15th, officers with the Canada Border Services Agency in Montreal intercepted an incoming sea container destined for Toronto with 27 kilograms of cocaine concealed among its cargo. The RCMP's National Ports Enforcement Team was contacted and the shipment was modified and allowed to continue to Toronto.

On February 4, 2010, Soon Fat LIEW, 28 of Markham and Jim Toung LA, 41, of Scarborough were arrested when as they unloaded what they believed to be products containing cocaine. They are charged with Conspiracy to Import Cocaine into Canada, Importing Cocaine and Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking. They appeared in Newmarket court on February 5, 2010.

"This is a great example of inter-agency cooperation," said Staff Sgt. Glen Stefureak, Acting Officer in Charge of the RCMP's GTA Drug Section. "By working together we can better ensure the integrity of our borders and prevent their exploitation by criminal organizations."

SOURCE Royal Canadian Mounted Police

For further information: For further information: Sgt. Cathy McCrory, RCMP, (905) 961-0264

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