19 Kilograms Of Suspected Cocaine Seized At The Ambassador Bridge
Friday May 31st, 2013
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The Canada Border Services Agency seized approximately 19 kilograms of suspected cocaine at the Ambassador Bridge on Tuesday.
Border officials say that an Ontario-plated tractor-trailer was referred for a secondary examination at the Ambassador Bridge Commercial Operations. During the examination, CBSA officers discovered a duffle bag containing 19 kilograms (19 bricks) of suspected cocaine in a storage compartment located inside the tractor.
The CBSA arrested the driver and, as a result of a cooperative investigation, the RCMP charged Goudarz Daroughi Zilaie from Richmond Hill, Ontario with unlawfully importing a controlled substance contrary to section 6(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA), and possession of a substance for the purpose of trafficking contrary to section 5(2) of the CDSA.
“This interception has stopped over 38,000 half-gram decks of cocaine from reaching individuals in our communities”, stated Inspector Serge Cote, officer in charge of the Windsor RCMP detachment.
Zilaie attended court on May 29th and has been remanded for a video appearance on June 3rd at the Ontario Court of Justice in Windsor, Ontario.
This investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information 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).