THE Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), Southern Ontario Region, in conjunction with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Windsor Detachment, announced on Monday the seizure of approximately 200 kilograms of suspected methamphetamine and the arrest of a Mississauga, Ontario resident.
This seizure constitutes the largest methamphetamine seizure, on record, for the CBSA within the past seven years. The CBSA estimates the value of the suspected methamphetamine at over $25.5 million.
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 RCMP charged Mohamed Ahmed Abdirahman, 36, with importation of a controlled substance, and possession for the purpose of trafficking.
Abdirahman’s next scheduled court date is on February 3 at the Ontario Court of Justice in Windsor, Ontario.
The investigation is ongoing.