107.5 kg of suspected cocaine seized at South Surrey border

Suspected cocaine found in northbound rice shipment

One man was taken into custody following the discovery of more than 100 kilograms of suspected cocaine in a northbound commercial truck last month.

According to a news release issued by Canada Border Services Agency Monday afternoon, the incident occurred at the Pacific Highway border in South Surrey on Oct. 21.

During a search of a commercial vehicle, border services officers found “numerous bricks of a white, powdered substance among a shipment of rice,” the release states.

The bricks – with a combined weight of 107.5 kg – were seized and, along with the driver, turned over to RCMP.

The driver’s age, gender and hometown were not disclosed.

Investigation is ongoing.

Surrey North Delta Leader