US authorities report 2 major drug seizures at the Canadian border in 3 days

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TORONTO –
Two alleged attempts to smuggle large quantities of drugs between Canada and the United States were foiled in three days, according to US border officials.

According to US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), $ 3 million worth of cocaine was found on May 9 after a truck stopped for inspection at the Peace Arch border crossing, which links Surrey, British Columbia. and Blaine, Wash.

The border authority alleges that the truck contained five duffel bags which contained approximately 60 kilograms of cocaine. The truck driver, a Canadian citizen, was arrested.

Two days later, heavier cargo was reportedly found in duffel bags on a boat that entered American waters at another border crossing between British Columbia. and Washington.

CBP said it was able to track the boat from Canadian waters as it headed for a marina in Sequim, Wash., Where it was allegedly transported marijuana.

The vessel was seized with approximately 225 kilograms of marijuana, the CBP said.

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