Suspected marijuana found in a truck at the Ambassador Bridge
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.
“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."
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).
Southern Ontario Media Relations
Canada Border Services Agency
Sgt. Penny Hermann
Media Relations – O Division
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Website: RCMP in Ontario
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