It’s one of the largest drug busts ever at the Landsdowne crossing from the United States to Canada. The Canadian Border Services Agency seized almost 100 kilograms of suspected cocaine at the port of entry.
Chris Kealey – Canada Border Services Agency
“On October 5th a resident of Laval, Quebec was attempting to enter Canada at the Landsdowne, or Thousand Islands, port of entry. He was referred for secondary examination of his vehicle, based on indicators that the officer found at the primary inspection line.”
With the help of detector dog, Shaggy, border services found 4 undeclared items hidden inside the trailer, with close to 10 million dollars worth of cocaine inside.
The 49-year-old man, identified as Zbiigniew Czuprynski, and suspected cocaine have been turned over to the RCMP. The man is facing a number of charges including, smuggling, possession of cocaine, and the importing of cocaine. He is in custody and is scheduled to appear in a Belleville courtroom on Wednesday.
Shannon Bradbury CKWS Newswatch Landsdowne.