(WINDSOR, ON) – The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has announced the seizure of 52 kilograms of suspected cocaine at the Ambassador Bridge. On July 27, a border services officer referred a commercial truck and trailer, driven by a 26 year-old man, for a secondary examination.
While searching the truck, officers discovered 52 bricks of suspected cocaine inside three duffel bags and a tote, located in the storage area of the truck.
“This seizure was outstanding work by all involved,” said Rick Comerford, CBSA’s Regional Director General for Southern Ontario Region. Since January 2014, the CBSA in the Southern Ontario Region has made 57 cocaine seizures with a combined total weight of 302 kilograms.
CBSA officers seized the suspected cocaine and arrested the individual. They then contacted the RCMP, who took custody of the drugs and the suspect.
The RCMP have charged Lavdrim Mehmeti, of Scarborough, with importing cocaine and possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking. Mehmeti is currently in custody and is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Windsor today.
“The RCMP are committed to working in close partnership with CBSA to maintain the security of our borders and ensuring the safety of our communities through,” said S/Sgt Peter Koersvelt, Acting Officer in Charge of the RCMP’s Windsor Detachment.