Officials: More than 50 kilograms of suspected cocaine seized at bridge

NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, Ontario (WIVB) — Authorities in Canada say they seized nearly 50 kilograms of suspected cocaine at the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge.

This past November, a Toronto man was hauling a load of plastic resin pellets when he arrived at the bridge.

After he got there, his tractor-trailer was examined; That’s when authorities say 50 packages of suspected cocaine were found inside cardboard boxes.

The driver, Omari Kutaladze, 54, was charged with importation of a controlled substance and possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.

Kutaladze will be in court on January 11. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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