An investigation involving the RCMP, provincial police and German authorities has resulted in two men being charged in connection with an alleged attempt to import opium into Ontario.
On Aug. 3, a parcel containing 10 kilograms of opium was intercepted by authorities in Germany, the Mounties said in a release on Friday.
The package was addressed to a business in Burk's Falls, Ont., they said.
Ten days later, a search warrant was executed at a Burk's Falls business with the help of the Ontario Provincial Police, the release said.
Two people — one from Burk's Falls and one from Huntsville, about 40 kilometres south — were arrested, police said.
They are charged with the importation of a controlled substance and possession for the purpose of trafficking a controlled substance.
Both men were released following an initial court appearance and are due back in court next month in Sundridge, Ont.