Brampton Man Charged with Drug Trafficking

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A Brampton man has been charged following a joint investigation into importing and trafficking illegal drugs in the Greater Toronto Area.  

During a Highway 410 traffic stop last week, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Peel Regional Police (PRP) seized 142 kilograms of cocaine from a vehicle.

According to an OPP release, the OPP and PRP acted on information from the public. 

Two men were charged, one from Brampton and one from Vaughan.

Mauricio Antonio Medina-Gatica, 36, of Brampton, has been charged with Importation of a Controlled Substance Schedule 1 Substance-Cocaine, and Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking a Controlled Schedule 1 Substance-Cocaine.

Luis Enrique Karim-Altamirano, 52, of Vaughan, has been charged with Importation of a Controlled Substance Schedule 1 Substance-Cocaine, Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking a Controlled Schedule 1 Substance-Cocaine, and, Driving While Disqualified.

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

Police are continuing the investigation.

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