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CBSA vehicle examination at Ambassador Bridge leads to seizure of suspected cocaine and RCMP charges

October 13, 2021         Windsor, Ontario      Canada Border Services Agency / Royal Canadian Mounted Police      

                 

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) are committed to keeping our communities safe from the threat posed by illicit narcotics.                                                                                                

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

Jimenez-Martinez is scheduled to appear at the Windsor Courthouse, today October 13,  2021. The investigation is on-going

This article shown on canada.ca is a Canadian government websiteSource link Author Canada Border Services Agency on date 2021-10-13 17:56:18

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