Tuesday, December 15, 2015

RCMP arrest 2 men for smuggling liquid cocaine

RCMP have arrested two Toronto-area men for importing approximately 44 litres of liquid cocaine concealed in more than 40 cartons of orange juice.

Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) officers working at the Port of Halifax discovered the approximately 44 litres of liquid cocaine inside a sea container they were inspecting. Norris Williams, 46, of Whitby, and 46-year-old Lincoln Strachan, of Mississauga, each face charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking, importing drugs into Canada, and conspiracy.
The container was thought to contain different food products originating from Trinidad and Tobago. Border agents seized the cocaine disguised as orange juice containers and contacted the RCMP in Halifax who informed the RCMP Toronto Airport Detachment about the drugs.

According to the RCMP, 44 litres of liquid cocaine can be converted to 24 kg of powdered cocaine.