Canadian border agents say that they intercepted millions of dollars worth of illegal drugs from a commercial vehicle making a border crossing.
On January 13, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), Southern Ontario Region announced that they had made the largest methamphetamine seizure on record for the agency in seven years.
According to the CBSA, “On December 24, 2019, a commercial truck entered Canada through the Ambassador Bridge in Windsor, Ontario, and was referred for a secondary examination. During the examination, border services officers discovered nine containers filled with suspected methamphetamine. The CBSA arrested the driver and seized the suspected narcotics. The RCMP attended and took custody of the subject as well as the evidence.”
The CBSA estimated the street value of the seized drugs at $25.5 million.
The driver of the truck, 36 year old Ontario resident Mohamed Ahmed Abdirahman, was charged with importation of a controlled substance and possession for the purpose of trafficking.
Abdirahman is scheduled to appear in court in Windsor, Ontario, on February 3, 2020.
The incident remains under investigation.