The Canadian Press
HALIFAX — 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.