U.S. stops $650,000 worth of cocaine headed for Alberta
Sweetgrass, Mont. — (Updated) 14 bricks of cocaine worth $650,000 was seized from a travel trailer headed to Alberta.
The 39 pounds of cocaine, compressed into 14 bricks, was concealed in the ceiling lining of a 29-foot travel trailer being moved by a commercial towing service from Riverside to Alberta, U.S. Customs said in a news release on Friday.
“The northbound trailer was refused entry into Canada and returned to the U.S. port of entry where CBP officers conducted a gamma-imaging scan of the trailer and discovered anomalies in the ceiling,” customs said.
“An intensive search of the travel trailer’s ceiling vent area resulted in the discovery of 14 plastic-wrapped “bricks” that field tested positive for cocaine. The travel trailer and narcotics were seized.”
“Today’s interdiction removes a sizeable amount of cocaine from the streets of our communities and the reach of our youth,” said CBP Port Director Larry Overcast