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About 237 pounds of suspected cocaine seized in truck entering Canada from Washington

(Photo: The Canada Border Services Agency)

(Photo: The Canada Border Services Agency)

SURREY, B.C. — The Canada Border Services Agency says it found  about 237 pounds of suspected cocaine in a shipment of rice in a commercial vehicle after it tried to enter Canada from Blaine, Wash. , last month.

During a search of the truck at its commercial port of entry in Surrey on Oct. 21, border officers discovered “numerous” of a white powdered substance among a shipment of rice, the agency said. After performing a field test, the suspected cocaine was seized.

The man, who was not identified, and the drugs were turned over to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the agency said, and the investigation is ongoing.