Drugs, Weapons Seized At Ambassador Bridge

Tuesday June 28th, 2016

Posted at 6:09pm

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May was a busy month for customs officers at the Ambassador Bridge.

On May 2nd, two non-residents made a wrong turn onto the Ambassador Bridge. Upon exiting the vehicle in secondary inspection, both occupants of the vehicle admitted that there were drugs in the vehicle. Both were placed under arrest and personal searches were conducted. An examination of the vehicle with detector dog assistance resulted in the seizure of 413.9 grams of marijuana wax butter, 916 grams of marijuana cookies, 148.9 grams of marijuana, 220 tabs of LSD, 1 tab of Xanax, and US$999. All of the drugs were seized, and a vehicle penalty assessment of CAN$1,200 was issued and paid by the travellers, who returned to the United States.

On May 20th, during the search of a non-resident U.S plated vehicle at the Ambassador Bridge, a machete was discovered hidden under the driver’s seat. The three travellers, one male and two females, were frisked. The male was found to be carrying in his pocket, a pocket knife and a zip lock bag containing suspected cocaine, weighing 9.1 grams. All three travellers were arrested. After paying a $4,000 conveyance penalty they returned to the United States.

On May 28th, 2016, a secondary examination of a vehicle found an undeclared and loaded pistol was located in the console. Both occupants of the vehicle were arrested. An additional loaded firearm was found in the glove box with an additional magazine. A CBSA Criminal Investigator was contacted and charged one traveller with three charges under the Customs Act. The traveller was released on their own recognizance with a July 11th, 2016 court date. The firearms and prohibited magazines were seized, the vehicle was released on payment of the $2,500 penalty and the two non-residents returned to the United States.

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