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A Toronto man pleaded guilty Monday before U.S. District Court Judge Richard J. Arcara to the importation of ecstasy pills.

Anthony Ighodaro, 32, was stopped on July 25, 2010 by Customs and Border Protection officers while crossing into the U.S. from Canada on the Peace Bridge.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Thomas S. Duszkiewicz and Carol G. Bridge said a subsequent investigation resulted in officers finding six duct-taped bundles with 31,128 Ecstasy pills stored in the rear bumper of the car.

Authorities claim the pills had a street value in excess of $620,000 and were believed to be  destined for the Atlanta area.

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