Nova Scotia

Cocaine seizure at Port of Halifax nets 2 arrests

Two Toronto men are facing charges after the Canada Border Services Agency and RCMP seized 50 kilograms of cocaine from inside a shipping container at the Port of Halifax.

Two Toronto men facing drug charges in connection with seizure

Officers say they became suspicious on Aug. 12 when an X-ray scan showed something strange inside a container filled with auto equipment from Panama. (CBC)

Two Toronto men are facing charges after the Canada Border Services Agency and RCMP seized 50 kilograms of cocaine from inside a shipping container at the Port of Halifax.

Investigators say the drug was destined for Ontario.

Officers say they became suspicious on Aug. 12 when an X-ray scan showed something strange inside a container filled with auto equipment from Panama.

Federal spokesman Andrew LeFrank says the RCMP arrested two men in the Toronto-area district of Vaughan on Aug. 25.

Richard Avanes and Salvatore Formusa have been charged with conspiracy to import a controlled substance and possession for the purpose of trafficking a controlled substance.

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