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Monday November 4th, 2013

Posted at 2:33pm

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The Canada Border Services Agency and the RCMP have seized 14 kilograms of suspected cocaine at the Ambassador Bridge.

On October 29th, a commercial tractor-trailer was referred for a secondary examination at the Ambassador Bridge. During the examination, CBSA officers discovered approximately 14 kilograms (12 bricks) of suspected cocaine in a storage area located inside the tractor.

The CBSA arrested the driver and, as a result of a joint investigation, the RCMP charged Aleksandar Vuletic, 28, from Kitchener, Ontario with unlawfully importing a controlled substance and possession of a substance for the purpose of trafficking.

This is the third significant drug seizure for the CBSA at the Ambassador Bridge in the past six months. On May 28th, CBSA officers seized 23 kilograms of cocaine; and on August 4th, CBSA officers seized a total of 53 kilograms of cocaine and 23 kilograms of suspected methamphetamine.

“This interception has stopped over 28,000 half-gram doses of cocaine from profiting organized crime and reaching individuals in our communities,” stated Inspector Serge Cote, officer in charge of the Windsor RCMP Detachment. “The safety, security and well-being of Canadians are the ultimate goal of the RCMP and CBSA.”

Anyone with information about suspicious cross-border activity is asked to call the Ontario RCMP at 1-800-387-0020, the CBSA Border Watch Line at 1-888-502-9060 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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