January 06, 2015 - 10:23 AM
VANCOUVER - Drug charges have been laid in British Columbia against two men accused of trying to import 29 kilograms of cocaine from the United States.
RCMP Sgt. Laurie White says the United States Border Patrol notified Surrey Mounties on Nov. 8 about two men wearing camouflage clothing and helmets who crossed the border illegally by foot.
She says members of the Surrey and Langley detachments responded, arresting the two men and seizing the drugs.
White says 39-year-old Victor Peal of Bellingham, Wash., and 24-year-old Kyle Provo of Surrey are charged with importation and possession for the purpose of trafficking.
She says both men are also under investigation by the Canada Border Services Agency.
RCMP Insp. Rob Parker says the case is another example of the effectiveness of integrated municipal, federal and international policing.
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