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Canada: Examination led to seizure of 18 kg of suspected cocaine

Christian Fernsby |
On August 29, 2021, the CBSA arrested a U.S. traveller at the Ambassador Bridge port of entry in Windsor, Ontario.

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The individual, who arrived in a passenger vehicle, was referred for secondary inspection and during the search, border services officers found 18 bricks of suspected cocaine weighing approximately 18 kg.

The suspect was arrested by the CBSA - Southern Ontario Region and transferred to the custody of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) - Windsor Border Integrity unit, along with the suspected cocaine.

Federico Jimenez-Martinez, 34, of Kansas City, Missouri, United States was charged with:

• Importation of a Schedule I substance (cocaine), contrary the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
• Possession of a Schedule I substance (cocaine) for purpose of trafficking, contrary the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

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