Ontario traffic stop leads to arrest of Montreal man


PHOTO COURTESY OPP

Over 50 Kilograms of drugs seized

On March 16 at 2:24 p. m, members of the Stormont Dundas & Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) with the assistance of the OPP Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) conducted a traffic stop on Highway 401 in South Glengarry Township. This resulted in the seizure of a large quantity of drugs (suspected cocaine) and Canadian currency. The estimated street value of drugs seized is $4.2 million.

Ellis Salgado Minaya, age 19 of Montreal, was arrested and charged with Possession of a controlled substance for purpose of trafficking – cocaine. The accused was held in custody (bail) and is scheduled to appear in Ontario court of justice in Cornwall.

Acting CSCU Detective Staff Sergeant Dean Canham states, “This arrest will have a significant impact within our communities and we recognize the trafficking of illegal drugs has a serious impact on community safety.”

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