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30 bricks of suspected cocaine seized at Ambassador Bridge in Windsor: RCMP

RCMP have charged a 44-year-old of Brampton with importation of a controlled substance and possession for the purpose of trafficking. .
RCMP have charged a 44-year-old of Brampton with importation of a controlled substance and possession for the purpose of trafficking. . RCMP

A Brampton man has been arrested after police say 40 kilograms of suspected narcotics were seized at the Ambassador Bridge port of entry in Windsor.

According to the RCMP, a lone man driving a tractor trailer arrived at Ambassador Bridge Commercial Operations in Windsor, Ont., and was referred for a secondary inspection on Dec. 15.

The examination resulted in border service officers discovering 30 packages of suspected cocaine weighing around 40 kilograms, police say.

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RCMP have charged a 44-year-old Brampton man with importation of a controlled substance and possession for the purpose of trafficking.

The accused is in custody and awaiting a bail hearing.

Police say the investigation is ongoing.

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According to the RCMP, the Canada Border Services Agency, Southern Ontario Region, has intercepted and seized over 395 kilograms of suspected cocaine in 2019 thus far.