Cocaine seizure at Port of Halifax nets 2 arrests
Two Toronto men facing drug charges in connection with seizure
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.