50 kg of suspected cocaine worth $4.2M intercepted on Highway 401 in South Glengarry

SOUTH GLENGARRY — An OPP traffic stop on Highway 401 yesterday yielded 50 kilograms of suspected cocaine worth $4.2-million and the arrest of a 19-year-old Montreal man.

Members of the Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry detachment assisted the OPP Community Street Crime also seized Canadian currency after pulling over the involved vehicle shortly before 2:24 p.m., March 16.

Police say Salgado Minaya, 19, of Montreal is charged charged with possession of a controlled substance (cocaine) for purpose of trafficking.

The accused was held in custody to appear in Cornwall court.

Says Acting CSCU Detective Staff Sergeant Dean Canham, “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.”

Stolen ATV

NORTH DUNDAS — Sometime overnight, March 16-17, a 2018 Black and white Kawasaki Teryx side-by-side ATV with Ontario Licence Plate (3LT58) was stolen from a residential property on County Rd. 5.

The SD&G OPP investigated the crime this morning.

An investigation continues.

Police have released this image of the stolen machine.

Excessive speeder

SD&G — A 19-year-old driver immediately lost vehicle and driver’s licence for seven days — with other penalties potentially to follow in court — after the SD&G OPP clocked the motorist doing a speed of 127 km/h on Cornwall Centre Rd. yesterday. The posted limit is 70 km/h, and the measured speed (more than 50 km/h over the limit) put the driver into the category of stunt driver.

The Cornwall resident was pulled over shortly before 10 a.m.


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