Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Border Agents, RCMP Seize 31 Cocaine Bricks at Alberta-U.S. Border Crossing

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Border Agents, RCMP Seize 31 Cocaine Bricks at Alberta-U.S. Border Crossing

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Cocaine seizure at Alberta-U.S. border crossing

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RAYMOND, Alta. - A 26-year-old man faces drug charges after a seizure of cocaine at the Carway border crossing between Alberta and the United States.

The Canada Border Services Agency and RCMP say 31 bricks of cocaine weighing one kilogram each were found when officers searched an SUV coming from the U.S. on Saturday.

Insp. Alan Lai says the drug was found in a locked compartment that could only be opened by punching in a code from the SUV's front console.

Bradley Michael Gaudrault, who is 26 and from Fort McMurray, Alta., faces two charges under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

His next appearance in Lethbridge provincial court is set for Monday.

RCMP believe the cocaine was being brought in by an organized crime group. …

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