01/12/2017 10:06 EST | Updated 01/13/2018 00:12 EST

37 kilos of cocaine seized in fruit truck at Windsor, Ont.; driver charged

WINDSOR, Ont. — The RCMP have charged a Toronto-area man following the seizure of 37 kilograms of cocaine at the Ambassador Bridge in Windsor, Ont.

The Canada Border Services Agency and the Mounties announced Thursday that a man hauling a load of fruit was stopped at the bridge on Dec. 27, 2016.

They say a CBSA officer examining the load discovered 30 bricks of suspected cocaine concealed in the trailer.

The driver — a Mississauga, Ont., man — is charged with importation of cocaine and possession for the purpose of trafficking.

He is to appear in court later this month.

The CBSA says it seized more than 67 kilograms of cocaine at ports of entry in the southern Ontario region last year.