200KG of suspected meth worth more than $25M seized at Ambassador Bridge

Posted at 3:18 PM, Jan 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-13 15:18:12-05

Around 200 kilograms of suspected methamphetamine were seized at the Canadian border of the Ambassador Bridge on Christmas Eve.

According to the Canada Border Services Agency, a commercial truck came through the bridge and was referred for secondary examination. During the exam, agents found nine containers filled with suspected meth.

Mohamed Ahmed Abdirahman, 36, from Mississauga, Ontario, was arrested and charged with importation of a controlled substance and possession for the purpose of trafficking.

“This seizure demonstrates that border services officers are committed to protecting our borders and ensuring the security of Canadians," CBSA Ambassador Bridge District Director Joe McMahon said in a release. "We work in partnership with the RCMP to prevent illegal activity at the border and to keep our communities safe from illicit drugs.”

According to agents, the value of suspected meth was worth over $25.5 million.