BRITISH COLUMBIA

Suspected cocaine found in false wall of truck carrying food across Cdn border

12/07/2012 01:09 EST | Updated 02/06/2013 05:12 EST
VANCOUVER - Canadian border officials say a truck driver has been arrested after agents found 23 kilograms of suspected cocaine in a truck carrying produce into B.C. from the United States.

The Canada Border Services Agency says the tractor trailer was stopped at the Abbotsford-Huntingdon crossing on Monday.

During a check of the truck, officers became suspicious about the wall of the trailer and unloaded the cargo.

CBSA says when officers drilled holes into the trailer they hit a white powder and discovered 23 bricks of suspected cocaine inside a cavity in the wall.

The driver and the drugs were turned over to the RCMP for further investigation.