Brampton man sentenced to 12 years after being caught at border with drugs in truck

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Published June 26, 2024 at 9:16 pm

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A Brampton truck driver has been sentenced to 12 years after he was found at the border with an estimated $29 million worth of methamphetamine.

A Brampton man previously convicted of importing and possessing 200 kilograms of pure methamphetamine was sentenced to 12 years in prison, Wednesday (June 26), in a Windsor Court.

Mohamed Ahmed Abdirahman, 40, was at the Ambassador Bridge on Christmas Eve in 2019 when officers with the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) discovered the drugs in his transport truck.

Border officials found the drugs, estimated to be worth $29 million if sold by the gram, in 200 packages stored in boxes and plastic totes.

Abdirahman, who was convicted in May, maintained in his trial that he didn’t know about the drugs.

Federal prosecutors had asked for a sentence of 16 to 18 years in prison for Abdirahman.

The defence had asked for a sentence between 10 and 12 years.

Abdirahman is also facing a firearms ban for 10 years when he is finished his sentence. He also will have to submit a DNA sample.

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