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Man arrested with 115 pounds of cocaine at border

Tom Greenwood
The Detroit News

Windsor, Ontario — A secondary search of truck and trailer attempting to cross the Ambassador Bridge into the U.S. led to the seizure of 52 kilos of suspected cocaine and the arrest of a 26-year-old Ontario man on Monday.

According to the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), agents found the 52 kilos (114.6 pounds) hidden away in three duffel bags and a tote in the storage areas of the commercial vehicle.

The driver has been identified as Lavdrim Mehmeti, of Scarborough, Ontario. He was turned over to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and has been charged with importing and possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.

Mehmeti is currently in custody and is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Windsor on Aug. 4.

Since January 2014, the CBSA in the Southern Ontario Region has made 57 cocaine seizures with a combined total weight of 302 kilograms (665.7 pounds).

TGreenwood@detroitnews.com

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