CARIBBEAN 360 – Two Canadian men have been arrested after law enforcement officials found 44 litres of cocaine hidden in more than 40 boxes of Orchard Orange Drink that originated in Trinidad and Tobago.
A statement issued yesterday by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said the contraband was found on November 16 at the Port of Halifax, in a shipment of food items that arrived from Trinidad and Tobago. They said the 44 litres of liquid cocaine could have been converted into approximately 24 kilogrammes of powdered
After an investigation was conducted, Greater Toronto Area residents Norris Williams and Lincoln Strachan, both 46, were arrested and charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking, importing drugs into Canada, and conspiracy.
“This seizure is an excellent example of the CBSA’s commitment to working with its partners to keep illicit drugs off our streets. I am proud of our officers who work tirelessly to ensure our borders are safe and not used for illegal activities,” said Calvin Christiansen, Regional Director General of CBSA Atlantic Region.
Superintendent Keith FINN, Officer in Charge of GTA RCMP Serious and Organized Crime, added that the RCMP was determined to combat organized crime by arresting criminals who are involved in smuggling illegal drugs into Canada.