Thursday, April 4, 2019
55 kilos of cocaine seized in Ontario
CTV is reporting that "Police in Ontario say they've busted an international cocaine smuggling operation with links to Mexico and the United States after a large drug seizure at the border.
The investigation dubbed Project Tattler began in December 2017 and has led to the arrest of three Ontario men, the seizure of 55 kilograms of nearly pure cocaine and about $800,000 in cash, provincial police said Wednesday.
The cocaine haul was discovered after Canadian Border Services Agency officers, acting on information from the OPP and with help from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, stopped the transport truck on Feb. 19 as it tried to enter the country through Windsor, Ont. Inside the truck's cab, a drug-sniffing dog focused on a built-in speaker, authorities said. There were two wires in the cab area of the truck that, when connected to a battery, opened a compartment hidden inside the speaker, said Det. Insp. Mark Loader.
"It was definitely a professionally modified compartment and not something that is normally found in a commercial motor vehicle," Comerford said. Within that compartment, police said they found 55 one-kilogram bricks of cocaine. Police have charged the alleged driver of the truck, Slobodan Poznic, 44 of Kitchener-Waterloo, with importation of drugs and various trafficking-related offences. Investigators have also laid drug importation and trafficking charges against Michael Nagtzaam, 35, of Springwater Township, and Abrahan Brito, 32, of New Tecumseth.
The police in every province except for British Columbia are targeting drug trafficking. What's wrong with that picture? Things That Make You Go Hmmm...