One Canadian from Mississauga is facing numerous charges after officials from Canada Border Services Agency, in cooperation with the RCMP London detachment, seized 25 kilograms of suspected methamphetamine and $125,000 in U.S. currency earlier this month.
The incident, which took place on May 2, 2019, began with a semi-truck entering Canada. The vehicle was referred for a secondary examination and a subsequent x-ray examination of the vehicle (using a Large Scale Imaging unit) lead to a more progressive search of the truck with the support of a detector dog.
Officials then discovered 23 clear wrapped packages which tested positive for methamphetamine. Two envelopes containing the currency were also found.
CBSA officials then contacted the RCMP, who took custody of the driver, who faces numerous charges related to possession, importation and currency exceeding $10,000.
The ongoing investigation is now being led by the London RCMP’s Border Integrity Team.