Advertisement

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.

Read more: ‘Angry’ protests must stay peaceful amid ‘tough times,’ Trudeau says

Read next: Chinese spy balloon: U.S. Navy releases up-close photos of debris recovery

“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.

Sponsored content