Woman charged after CBSA seizes huge haul of cocaine
Published Monday, February 23, 2015 1:38PM PST
Last Updated Monday, February 23, 2015 7:51PM PST
A 26-year-old woman has been charged following what Mounties are calling the biggest drug bust the Kootenays has ever seen.
Canadian Border Services Agency officers found more than 35 kilograms of cocaine while searching a car at the Waneta Port of Entry in Trail last July.
The huge haul of drugs was stashed in a false compartment near the trunk of the vehicle, according to authorities.
The RCMP’s Federal Serious and Organized Crime unit continued the investigation and the woman allegedly driving the car, Kelowna resident Caitlin Christine Gladdish, was eventually charged with importing a controlled substance and possession for the purpose of trafficking.
Gladdish is scheduled to appear in court on March 5.
RCMP and Canadian Border services showing off 35 kilos of cocaine seized at Waneta border crossing. pic.twitter.com/3OfGXss6zf— Kent Molgat (@ctvkent) February 23, 2015