US Border Officials at the Alaska Ferry Terminal called upon their partners at Canadian Border Services to assist in an investigation into a vehicle waiting to board the Alaska Ferry earlier this month.
Making use of the CBSA's newly arrived canine unit, it was determined that an Alaskan bound passenger was holding controlled substances in his car.
The American citizen could faces charges of possession of drugs with the purpose of exporting, as that has been the recommendation to the Crown, a court date has been scheduled for November 26th.
Alaskan resident arrested trying to smuggle drugs out of Canada
August 14th, 2007, Prince Rupert BC-
An investigation at the Alaska Ferry Terminal in Prince Rupert resulted in the seizure of approximately one and a half kilograms of marihuana. United States Border Protection Officers became suspicious of a person in a vehicle attempting to board the ferry, on route to Alaska.
The Canadian Border Services Agency were called to attend and, utilizing their newly arrived canine unit, uncovered the drugs hidden inside of a tire in the trunk of the car. The lone occupant of the vehicle, a 40 year old male from Ward Cove, Alaska , was arrested and turned over to the Prince Rupert Detachment of the RCMP, along with the drugs.
Charges, under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, for possession of a drug for the purpose of exporting, are being recommended to Crown Counsel. The Alaska resident is due back in court on November 26th.
Steve Richards, Cst.Prince Rupert Media Relations / Community Policing
100 6th Ave WEstPrince Rupert, BC V8J 3Z3