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37.5 kg of cocaine seized at Pearson airport

Commercial baking machine part filled with cocaine, Aug. 23, 2014. RCMP/Handout

Four people have been charged after 37.5 kilograms of cocaine were seized at Pearson airport.

Canada Border Services Agency officers intercepted the drugs concealed in three different shipments of machine parts that had originated from Panama.

An investigation was launched by RCMP with the assistance of local police.

Philmore Jarvis, 47, Michelle Maraj, 36, and Wilson Jaramillo, 37, all from Mississauga, and Vernon Bouillion, 38, of Milton, were arrested between Aug. 7 and Aug. 20.

They have been charged with importing a controlled substance into Canada, possession for the purpose of trafficking and conspiracy to commit an indictable offence.