US man charged after entering BC with nearly 200 kg of meth: RCMP

Jul 24 2020, 4:00 pm

A man from the United States has been charged after bringing nearly 200 kg of methamphetamine into British Columbia, according to police.

The RCMP says that on July 20, Zacchary Marcus Scott Hecock crossed the US-Canada border illegally. Hecock entered in the area of Mt. Lehman Road in Abbotsford while operating an ATV with a trailer attached.

Citizens took notice of the illegal crossing and reported it to the police. The RCMP Border Integrity Enforcement Team, Abbotsford Police, and the US Border Patrol quickly responded and Hecock was arrested in a blueberry field in the area.

Police say that the trailer contained duffle bags with “packages of bulk level methamphetamine, totalling a gross weight of 198 kilograms.”

One day later, Hecock was charged for Importation and Possession of Methamphetamine for the Purpose of Trafficking. Additionally, a co-conspirator has been identified but remains at large, according to police.

Hecock remains in custody with another appearance in provincial court scheduled for July 28, 2020.

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