Thunder Bay police made the largest cocaine seizure in the force's history on Wednesday, according to Staff Sergeant Murray Brown.

Brown said a 37-year-old Brampton man has been charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.

The man, who was found walking along Thunder Bay's Mountdale Avenue, was in possession of about 3 kilograms of cocaine, which was stashed in a duffle bag that he was carrying.


On Wednesday, Thunder Bay police arrested a 37-year-old Brampton man who was in possession of close to 3 kilograms of cocaine. (Thunder Bay Police )

Brown said the street value of the cocaine is estimated to be approximately $292,300.00.

"This amount of cocaine would suggest to investigators and to the police that it was destined [for] a mid- or high-level drug trafficker, and that investigators were able to intercept it before it reached its destination," he said.

Thunder Bay Police report the man had flown to Thunder Bay from Toronto earlier in the day and was staying at a local hotel.

After a court appearance Thursday, the man was remanded into custody and will appear in a Thunder Bay court on Friday.