St. Catharines, Ont. resident charged after parcel with illegal drugs seized by CBSA

Niagara police arrested a 64-year-old in St. Catharines after a package addressed to the accused contained close to $145,000 in drugs. The Canadian Press Images/Francis Vachon

A St. Catharines, Ont., resident is facing a pair of drug charges after a package destined for a city address was found to contain illegal narcotics.

The 64-year-old’s parcel, seized and opened by Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), contained four kilograms of ketamine — an anesthetic drug.

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“Originating from Germany, the package had an approximate street value of $145,000,” a spokesperson from Niagara police said in an email.

Police also executed a search warrant at the Niagara address on Tuesday.

The accused is facing a trafficking charge and having more than a kilogram of a drug with a high potential for abuse.

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