A seizure of suspected marijuana is displayed on August 3, 2018. Photo courtesy Canada Border Services Agency.

CBSA Seizes 39 kg Of Pot At Ambassador Bridge

Border agents have arrested a truck driver on suspicion of smuggling a big load of marijuana.

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) says a truck driver was referred for secondary inspection at the Ambassador Bridge last Friday. Agents inspected his rig and found almost 39 kg of marijuana in the cab.

The suspect, a 40-year-old man from Markham, was arrested. The pot was seized and turned over to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

The RCMP is praising the cooperation between agencies to ensure illegal substances are not smuggled into Canada.

“The inter-operability of police agencies is fundamental to community safety,” says RCMP Inspector Kevin Keane of the Windsor detachment in a news release. “The activity of this investigation demonstrates how the RCMP and its partner agencies work effectively together to secure the border.”

The CBSA is using this seizure to remind people that despite Canada legalizing recreational marijuana use later this year, it is still illegal to bring cannabis across international borders regardless of direction. Complete information is available from the CBSA website.