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Alberta man arrested at border crossing with roughly 3 million worth of cocaine in vehicle

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31 kg of suspected cocaine seized at the Carway border crossing

Raymond, Alberta     Canada Border Services Agency/Royal Canadian Mounted Police

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) announced today a significant suspected narcotics seizure and arrest at the Carway, Alberta border crossing.

On March 17, CBSA officers at Carway referred a returning Alberta man for further examination. While searching his vehicle, officers uncovered 31 bricks of suspected cocaine with a total weight of 31 kg. The suspected cocaine and the vehicle were seized. The driver was arrested and, along with the suspected cocaine, was turned over to the RCMP.

On March 19, the RCMP charged Bradley Michael Gaudrault, 26, of Fort McMurray on two counts under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. He is expected to appear in Lethbridge Provincial Court again today.

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“The CBSA in southern Alberta remains vigilant in intercepting illicit drugs and working with partners to fight organized crime; we have now seized more than 150 kg of suspected cocaine over the past four months. Canadians can count on us to keep our borders open to legitimate travel and trade, but keep inadmissible goods and people from Canada.”

Guy Rook, Director for southern Alberta, Canada Border Services Agency

“The result of this investigation is a prime example of how a coordinated and collaborative approach between law enforcement agencies can stop organized crime. The RCMP will continue to work closely with the CBSA to disrupt international drug trafficking networks to keep Canadians safe.”

Inspector K.C.A. (Allan) Lai, Acting Officer in Charge, Federal Policing South Alberta

Quick Facts

  • This is the largest narcotics seizure at Carway.
  • In December 2017, CBSA officers at Coutts, Alberta seized 120.5 kg of suspected cocaine in two incidents.
  • The CBSA and the RCMP work together to prevent illegal drug smuggling that endangers the safety of Canadian communities and generates profits for organized crime.
  • Cocaine is the second-most prevalent street drug in Canada.
  • The Carway border crossing is located on Highway 2 approximately 100 km southwest of Lethbridge.

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Canada ends scoring drought at men’s World Cup but can’t hold off Croatia

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Umm Şalāl ‘Alī – Canada wasted little time Sunday ending its scoring drought at the men’s World Cup via Alphonso Davies but could not hold off Croatia, losing 4-1 to end its hopes of reaching the tournament’s knockout round.

Ranked 12th in the world and runner-up to France four years ago in Russia, Croatia is filled with talent from top clubs and its class showed in rallying from an early 1-0 deficit.

Two goals by Andrej Kramaric and one by Marko Livaja accounted for the Croatian comeback. Lovro Majer added a stoppage-time goal in the 94th minute on a two-on-none attack.

The 41st-ranked Canadians started with a bang with a Milan Borjan goal kick finding Cyle Larin at midfield. Larin controlled the ball deftly with his foot and sent it over to Tajon Buchanan down the right flank. Buchanan surged ahead, took two touches, lifted his head and sent in a cross that Davies, soaring through the air high above fullback Josip Juranovic, headed home past goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic.

The Canadians came into the contest — the first-ever meeting between the two countries — needing at least a point to keep alive their hope of advancing out of the group stage with coach John Herdman calling it “one of those do-or-die games.”

Croatia also needed a result after tying Morocco 0-0 in its opener.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 27, 2022

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Canada ends scoring drought at men’s World Cup but can’t hold off Croatia

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UMM ŞALĀL ‘ALĪ, Qatar — Canada wasted little time Sunday ending its scoring drought at the men’s World Cup via Alphonso Davies but could not hold off Croatia, losing 4-1 to end its hopes of reaching the tournament’s knockout round.

Ranked 12th in the world and runner-up to France four years ago in Russia, Croatia is filled with talent from top clubs and its class showed in rallying from an early 1-0 deficit.

Two goals by Andrej Kramaric and one by Marko Livaja accounted for the Croatian comeback. Lovro Majer added a stoppage-time goal in the 94th minute on a two-on-none attack. 

The 41st-ranked Canadians started with a bang with a Milan Borjan goal kick finding Cyle Larin at midfield. Larin controlled the ball deftly with his foot and sent it over to Tajon Buchanan down the right flank. Buchanan surged ahead, took two touches, lifted his head and sent in a cross that Davies, soaring through the air high above fullback Josip Juranovic, headed home past goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic.

The Canadians came into the contest — the first-ever meeting between the two countries — needing at least a point to keep alive their hope of advancing out of the group stage with coach John Herdman calling it “one of those do-or-die games.”

Croatia also needed a result after tying Morocco 0-0 in its opener.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 27, 2022

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