Suspected cocaine found in a commercial trailer at the Ambassador Bridge leads to arrest

News Release

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) announced today the seizure of 37 kilograms of suspected cocaine at the Ambassador Bridge and the subsequent arrest of a Mississauga man.

On December 27, 2016, a lone male driver hauling a load of fruit arrived at the Ambassador Bridge. After primary questioning, a CBSA officer referred the truck and trailer for a secondary examination. In secondary, a border services officer examining the load discovered 30 bricks of suspected cocaine concealed in the trailer. CBSA officers seized the cocaine and arrested the individual.

The RCMP have charged the lone male under the Controlled Drug and Substances Act with the Importation of Cocaine and Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking. The accused is scheduled to appear in court in late January 2017.



“This cocaine seizure shows that the CBSA’s efforts to stop drug smuggling are working. I am proud of our officers who are working hard to ensure our borders are not used for illegal activities.”

Rick Comerford, Regional Director General, Southern Ontario Region, CBSA

“Working with partners such as CBSA is an integral part to help keep drugs off of the street and out of our communities.”

S/Sgt Joe Kispal, acting Officer in charge of RCMP Windsor Detachment


Quick Facts

  • In 2016, over 67 kilograms of cocaine was seized by the CBSA at ports of entry in the Southern Ontario Region.
  • If you have information about suspicious cross-border activity, please contact the CBSA Border Watch Toll free Line at 1-888-502-9060.
  • If you have information on suspicious or criminal activities please contact your local police, the Ontario RCMP at 1-800-387-0020 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).


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37 kg of suspected cocaine seized at the Ambassador Bridge on December 27, 2016

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