Royal Canadian Mounted Police
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), Southern Ontario Region, and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), London Detachment, announced today the discovery of another 50 bricks of suspected cocaine at the Blue Water Bridge and the arrest of a St-Jean-Sur-Richelieu, Quebec resident.
On December 2, 2019, a lone male driving a tractor trailer arrived at the Blue Water Bridge Commercial Operations in Point Edward, Ontario, and was referred for a secondary inspection.
Officers began a progressive vehicle examination and located 50 bricks of suspected cocaine in the cab of the semi-truck weighing approximately 50 kilograms
The CBSA seized the suspected cocaine and arrested the driver. The RCMP attended and took custody of the subject and evidence.
The RCMP charged Daniel Leduc, 55 years-old, with:
- Importation of a controlled substance, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act; and
- Possession for the purpose of trafficking, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
Mr. Leduc has been remanded in custody until December 16 at the Ontario Court of Justice in Sarnia, Ontario.
This investigation is continuing and is being led by the London RCMP Border Integrity Team.
“This is another fine example of our officers working diligently to keep drugs out of our communities. With the ongoing cooperation that exists between the CBSA and the RCMP, we will continue to endeavor to protect Canadians.”
– Tom Rankin, District Director, St. Clair District Operations, Canada Border Services Agency
“The success of this arrest shows Canadians how the RCMP and CBSA work hard to keep illicit drugs off the streets and keep Canadians safe.”
– Inspector Leslie Meagher, Officer in Charge, London RCMP Detachment
If you have information about suspicious cross-border activity, please contact the CBSA Border Watch Toll free Line at 1-888-502-9060.
If you have information on suspicious or criminal activities, please contact your local police, the Ontario RCMP at 1-800-387-0020 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).
Canada Border Services Agency
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