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CBSA officers seize 18kg of cocaine at Ambassador Bridge

Canadian Border Service Agents seized over 18 bricks of cocaine at the Ambassador Bridge in August.

According to the CBSA, a traveler from the United States drove across the bridge on August 29 in a passenger vehicle and was referred to secondary inspection.  Officers found 18 bricks of suspected cocaine, weighing approximately 18 kilograms.

“This seizure further demonstrates the commitment of our border services officers to protect our communities. We are incredibly proud of their efforts and the work they do every day and we are thankful to have a strong partnership with the RCMP," said Joe McMahon, District Director of the Ambassador Bridge Operation with the CBSA.

The suspect was arrested and transferred to the custody of the RCMP. The 34-year-old from Kansas City, Missouri is facing charges of importation of cocaine and possession for the purpose of trafficking.

The charges have not been proven in court and the investigation is ongoing.

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