Canadian border officers seize 52 kilos of cocaine at the Ambassador Bridge
Canadian border officers seized about 52 kilograms of cocaine at the Ambassador Bridge. (Courtesy CBSA)
The Canada Border Services Agency seized 52 kilograms of suspected cocaine at the Ambassador Bridge earlier this week.
A border officer referred a commercial truck and trailer driven by a 26-year-old man for a secondary examination on Monday.
While searching the truck, officers say they discovered 52 bricks of suspected cocaine inside three duffel bags and a tote located in the storage areas of the truck.
CBSA officers seized the suspected cocaine and arrested the man. The CBSA contacted RCMP officers, who took custody of the drugs and the individual.
Lavdrim Mehmeti of Scarborough is charged with importing cocaine and possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.
Mehmeti is currently in custody and is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Windsor, Ontario on Aug. 4.