CANADA Border Services Agency (CBSA) officers at the Pacific Highway Commercial port of entry in Surrey seized approximately 65 kg of cocaine on July 16.
The CBSA said on Wednesday that the drugs were discovered after a detector dog alerted officers on four boxes during the examination of a commercial truck. The driver, a resident of Edmonton, was carrying a shipment of dried goods destined for Calgary.
The driver was arrested and taken into custody by the BC RCMP’s Federal Serious and Organized Crime unit (FSOC), along with the suspected narcotics.
This investigation is ongoing, and BC RCMP FSOC is recommending numerous criminal charges under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.