Suspected marijuana found in a truck at the Ambassador Bridge

News release

August 03 2018   Windsor, Ontario             

Canada Border Services Agency / Royal Canadian Mounted Police

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) announced today the seizure of 38.952 kilograms of suspected marijuana at the Ambassador Bridge in Windsor, Ontario.

On July 27, 2018, a lone commercial truck driver was sent for a secondary examination. During the inspection, suspected marijuana was discovered in the cab of his truck. The subject was placed under arrest and, along with the suspected marijuana, was transferred to RCMP custody.

The RCMP are investigating the 40 year old male truck driver, of Markham, Ontario, for Importation offenses under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

The investigation is on-going.

Quotes

“This marijuana seizure demonstrates the CBSA’s efforts to stop the smuggling of illicit drugs and keep contraband off our streets. I am proud of the work of our officers who are vigilant in their efforts to ensure our borders are not used for illegal activities.”  Tamara Allard, District Director, Ambassador Bridge Operations, Southern Ontario Region, CBSA

Inspector Kevin Keane, of the Windsor Detachment RCMP stated, “The inter-operability of police agencies is fundamental to community safety. The activity of this investigation demonstrates how the RCMP and its partner agencies work effectively together to secure the border."

Quick facts

  • Despite the fact that cannabis (marijuana) will become legal and regulated in Canada in the near future, it will remain illegal to take cannabis across international borders, whether you are entering or leaving Canada. For more information, consult cannabis (marijuana) legalization.

  • 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).

Contacts

Southern Ontario Media Relations

Canada Border Services Agency

CBSA-ASFC_SouthernOntarioRegionNews@cbsa-asfc.gc.ca

1-844-580-3636

Website:         CBSA.GC.CA

Twitter:           @CanBorderSOR

Facebook:     CanBorder

YouTube:      CanBorder



Sgt. Penny Hermann

Media Relations – O Division

Royal Canadian Mounted Police

media.relations.rcmp-Ontario-relations.medias.grc@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

905-876-9571

Website:    RCMP in Ontario

Twitter:       @RCMPONT

Facebook: RCMP.Ontario

YouTube:   RCMPGRCPOLICE                                  


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