280 lbs. of cocaine arrive across the Michigan bridge into Canada in Mexican blackberries

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280 lbs. of cocaine arrive across the Michigan bridge into Canada in Mexican blackberries

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Border agents seize 280 pounds of cocaine hidden in blackberries en route to Sarnia

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More than 280 pounds of cocaine has been found in a truck hauling blackberries from Port Huron to Sarnia, Ont.

The Detroit News reports that the Canadian driver was charged Monday in a federal complaint after agents seized the drugs Sunday in a tractor-trailer at the Blue Water Bridge.

The Blue Water Bridge connects Point Edward, Ont. (near Sarnia, Ont.) to Port Huron, Mich.© Jonathan Pinto/CBC The Blue Water Bridge connects Point Edward, Ont. (near Sarnia, Ont.) to Port Huron, Mich.  
The complaint says the driver told U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers that the blackberries were from Mexico, but he had picked them up in Texas. Investigators found 112 packages of cocaine in four boxes.

The driver's travel records show he had crossed into the United States in the same truck 25 times since April. He faces a detention hearing Wednesday in federal court in Detroit.

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