October 23, 2020

Canada: RCMP arrest 2 GTA men for smuggling liquid cocaine in orange juice cartons

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cbsa-officer-tests-orange-juice-containers-for-illegal-substances-in-halifax-nov-16-2015-2From CBC News

Border agents in Halifax discovered 44 litres of liquid cocaine in a sea container

RCMP have arrested two Toronto-area men for allegedly importing approximately 44 litres of liquid cocaine concealed in more than 40 cartons of orange juice.

Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) officers working at the Port of Halifax discovered the approximately 44 litres of liquid cocaine inside a sea container they were inspecting.

The container was thought to contain different food products originating from Trinidad and Tobago.

Border agents seized the juice containers and contacted the RCMP in Halifax who informed the RCMP Toronto Airport Detachment about the drugs.

According to the RCMP, 44 litres of liquid cocaine can be converted to 24 kg of powdered cocaine.

On Nov. 26, 2015, RCMP arrested and charged two 46-year-old men, one from Mississauga and the other from Whitby, in connection with the investigation.

They face the following charges:

Possession for the purpose of trafficking
Importing drugs into Canada
Conspiracy

“The RCMP is determined to combat organized crime by arresting criminals who are involved in smuggling illegal drugs into Canada,” Supt. Keith Finn, the officer in charge of GTA RCMP Serious and Organized Crime team, said in a news release. “The result of this investigation demonstrates how the RCMP and its partners work effectively together to ensure the safety and security of Canadians.”

IMAGE: A Canada Border Services Agency officer tests orange juice containers for illegal substances in Halifax on Nov.16, 2015. The RCMP says it found 44 litres of liquid cocaine concealed in over 40 cartons of orange juice.

For more on this story go to: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/rcmp-arrest-2-men-import-liquid-cocaine-orange-juice-1.3365558

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