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Driver's GPS Fail Leads to Pot Seizure and Massive Cash Discovery at Canadian Border

Updated: Jun 8, 2023

A wrong turn led a man to stumble upon the Canadian border without his U.S. passport, prompting officers to search his vehicle. They discovered over 400 pounds of marijuana and hundreds of thousands of dollars inside.

A 60-year-old driver mistakenly ended up crossing the border into Canada via the Rainbow Bridge port of entry in Niagara Falls, Ontario on May 2nd. According to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, this was due to following incorrect GPS directions.

Police made a stunning discovery when they found 399 pounds of cannabis in a car. The vacuum-sealed packages were cleverly distributed among several boxes throughout the vehicle, according to a June 5 news release.

Authorities also discovered over $600,000 hidden in various compartments of a car during an inspection. The bundles were concealed in a safe, suitcase, and lockable case.

A man from Tustin, California has been arrested for possessing a whopping 181 kilograms of cannabis. The police called the evidence "highly suspicious," leading to his arrest. He is now facing charges of distribution, importing the drug, and possessing over $5,000 that is believed to be acquired through criminal activity.

Canadian authorities confirmed that he is still in custody as of May 5 after facing court charges. The police reported confiscating the cannabis and cash during the incident for evidence.

The unexpected turn of events that unfolded when a driver made a wrong turn at the Canadian border left authorities astounded. What started as a simple navigation mishap quickly escalated into a jaw-dropping discovery of over 400 pounds of marijuana meticulously hidden in a vehicle. To add to the astonishing find, law enforcement also uncovered a staggering amount of cash, raising suspicions of illicit activities.

The driver's inadvertent detour has landed him behind bars, facing serious charges related to drug distribution and illegal importation. This incident serves as a reminder of the constant vigilance required by border security agencies and their unwavering determination to uncover criminal activities. The impact of this discovery resonates far beyond the unfortunate driver's wrong turn, emphasizing the ongoing efforts to combat drug trafficking and protect our borders.


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