Border officers seize $25M of suspected meth at Ambassador Bridge

Jan 14 2020, 6:47 am

A 36-year-old Mississauga man has been charged after the largest seizure of methamphetamine on record for the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and the RCMP in the past seven years.

According to the CBSA, they seized approximately 200 kilograms of suspected methamphetamines, which they estimate the value at over $25.5 million.

The CBSA said that on December 24, 2019, a commercial truck entered Canada through the Ambassador Bridge in Windsor, and was referred for a secondary examination.

It was during the examination that border services officers say they discovered nine containers filled with suspected methamphetamine.

The CBSA arrested the driver and seized the suspected narcotics, and the RCMP charged Mohamed Ahmed with importation of a controlled substance, as well as posession for the purpose of trafficking.

Canada Border Services Agency

“This arrest demonstrates how teamwork is essential when it comes to preventing illegal substances from entering Canada,” said Superintendent Nancy Burniston, South West District Commander, Royal Canadian Mounted Police. “The RCMP remains fully committed to enforcing laws against illicit drugs to their fullest extent in order to keep our communities safe.”

The investigation is ongoing.