Customs officials confiscated more than $570,000 worth of cocaine Friday from two Toronto residents entering Canada at the Peace Bridge, authorities said.
Canadian Customs officers, with help from a drug-sniffing dog, found almost 2,400 grams of cocaine in a hidden compartment adjacent to the gas tank of the car the Toronto residents were driving, officials said.
Officials charged Desmond Cameron, 45, and Andrea Bowen, 30, both of Toronto, with importing and possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking.
Also Friday, Canadian Customs reported confiscating 246 grams of cocaine, valued at $60,000, at the Whirlpool Rapids Bridge in Niagara Falls.
The occupants of the car carrying the drugs were taken into custody, but have not been positively identified, Customs officials said.