Mississauga Truck Driver Charged with Drug Trafficking

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A Mississauga man is facing drug trafficking charges after authorities allegedly seized a large number of controlled substances from his truck.

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), in conjunction with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), recently announced the seizure of 25.05 kilograms of methamphetamine.

The CBSA says that on May 2, 2019, a semi-truck entered Canada through the Blue Water Bridge in Point Edward, Ontario, and was subsequently referred for a secondary examination.

During the examination, CBSA officers allegedly utilized a large scale imaging x-ray to scan the vehicle. The CBSA says an anomaly led to the discovery of 23 clear wrapped packages that tested positive for methamphetamine.

The CBSA also alleges that two envelopes containing $126,000 USD were found during the vehicle search.

The RCMP who took custody of the suspect and seized the substance and currency.

The CBSA says 42-year-old Mississauga man Branislav Barac is charged with one count of importing a controlled substance, one count of possession for the purpose of trafficking a controlled substance, one count of trafficking of a controlled substance and more.

The accused was scheduled to appear in court on May 21, 2019.

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