SURREY, BC, Dec. 22 /CNW/ - A Surrey man is facing serious charges after
Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) officers at the Pacific Highway
port of entry intercepted 37 kilograms of suspected cocaine worth
approximately $1.5 million.
On November 23, the 44-year-old driving a semi-truck and trailer
carrying a shipment, declared as raisins from California, was referred
for a secondary examination. As a result of routine vigilance on the
part of the CBSA officer, and the overpowering scent of air fresheners,
the examination led officers to discover the suspected cocaine hidden
in a duffle bag in the truck cab.
The man was arrested by CBSA officers for importing a controlled
substance and turned over to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The
RCMP investigation is ongoing.
The CBSA works closely with its law enforcement partners, including the
RCMP, to prevent the smuggling of illegal drugs which fuels organized
crime and undermines the safety of Canadian communities.
Please visit the RCMP Web site at www.bc.rcmp.ca for information on their portion of this investigation.
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