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$50 Million Methamphetamine seized at Manitoba border crossing


$50 Million Methamphetamine seized at Manitoba border crossing
Manitoba border crossing officials discover $50 million in methamphetamine

Winnipeg, February 1, 2024 - A 29-year-old semi-truck driver from Winnipeg finds himself at the center of an unprecedented drug bust. Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) made an extraordinary seizure of 406.2 kilograms of methamphetamine, setting a new record for the Prairie region and one of the largest ever at a land entry point in Canada.


CBSA said the drugs were discovered at the 24-hour Boissevain port of entry on January 14th, around 10 p.m. CBSA found the massive methamphetamine shipment concealed within 200 packages in rolling suitcases. The estimated street value of this staggering haul is a whopping $50.7 million, equivalent to approximately four million doses.


The 29-year-old truck driver is now facing charges of methamphetamine importation and possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking. He is scheduled to appear in court on today.


Investigations have linked the truck to a Manitoba company, although it remains unconfirmed if the accused was an employee. The shipment originated from the United States and was en route to Winnipeg.


This extraordinary drug bust serves as a stark reminder of the ongoing battle against narcotics trafficking, even in the heart of Canada's Prairies.

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