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Mississauga man charged after $25M worth of suspected meth found in truck

Last Updated Jan 13, 2020 at 2:53 pm EST

Approximately 200 kilograms of suspected methamphetamine seized by the CBSA at the Ambassador Bridge port of entry in Windsor, Ontario, on December 24, 2019. HANDOUT/ CBSA/RCMP

A Mississauga man is facing charges after the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and the RCMP seized about 200 kilograms of suspected methamphetamine from a commercial truck.

In a joint statement, the CBSA and RCMP said the truck entered Canada though the Ambassador Bridge in Windsor on Christmas Eve, 2019 and was sent for secondary examination.

During the examination, border services officers found nine containers filled with suspected methamphetamine.

 

Packages of suspected methamphetamine seized by the CBSA at the Ambassador Bridge port of entry in Windsor, Ontario, on December 24, 2019. HANDOUT/ CBSA/RCMP

 

The driver of the truck was arrested by CBSA and the suspected narcotics were seized, after which the RCMP took custody of the man and the evidence.

The agencies say this is the largest methamphetamine seizure on record for the CBSA in the past seven years. The value of the drugs are estimated at over $25.5 million.

Mohamed Ahmed Abdirahman, 36, is charged with importing a controlled substance and possession for the purpose of trafficking.

His next scheduled court date is Feb. 3 in Windsor.