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23 packages of meth, $126K seized at Blue Water Bridge

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Posted at 2:14 PM, May 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-16 15:16:14-04

(WXYZ) — Twenty-five kilograms of methamphetamine and $126,000 were seized at the Blue Water Bridge.

The Canada Border Services Agency says that on May 2, a semi-truck entered Canada through the Blue Water Bridge and was referred for a secondary examination.

During the examination, the vehicle was scanned, which led to a more progressive search of the truck. The search led to the discovery of 23 clear wrapped packages which tested positive for meth. Additionally, two envelopes containing the money were found.

Branislav Barac, 42, of Mississauga, Ontario, is charged with the following:

  • One count of importing a controlled substance, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA);
  • One count of possession for the purpose of trafficking a controlled substance (methamphetamine), contrary to the CDSA;
  • One count of trafficking of a controlled substance, contrary to the CDSA;
  • One count of possession of property or proceeds of property in currency of the United States of America, over $5,000, contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada (CCC);
  • One count of possession of property or proceeds of property in currency of the United States of America, over $5,000, contrary to the CCC;
  • One count of possession of currency with the intent to conceal or convert those proceeds, contrary to the CCC;
  • One count of failing to report to an officer the importation of currency, greater than $10,000, contrary to the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act.