(CALEDON, ON) – Two people face charges under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) and the Criminal Code of Canada (CC) following a joint investigation into importing and trafficking illegal drugs in the Greater Toronto area.

Acting on information from the public, members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Peel Regional Police Service combined to identify individuals involved in transporting and distributing cocaine in the Caledon area. During a Highway 410 traffic stop last week, police seized 142 kilograms of cocaine from a vehicle.

Luis Enrique KARIM-ALTAMIRANO, aged 52 years of Vaughan, is charged with:

  • Importation of a Controlled Substance Schedule 1 Substance-Cocaine (Section 6(1) CDSA);
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking a Controlled Schedule 1 Substance – Cocaine (Section 5(2) CDSA); and,
  • Drive While Disqualified (Section 259(4) CC).

Mauricio Antonio MEDINA-GATICA, aged 36 years of Brampton, is charged with:

  • Importation of a Controlled Substance Schedule 1 Substance-Cocaine (Section 6(1) CDSA); and,
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking a Controlled Schedule 1 Substance – Cocaine (Section 5(2) CDSA).

The accused persons appeared at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton on May 2nd, 2017 and were remanded in custody. The investigation continues.