Canadian facing cash smuggling charge after being stopped at Queenston-Lewiston Bridge

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A Canadian is facing a bulk cash smuggling charge after being stopped on the Queenston-Lewiston Bridge.

US Customs and Border Protection officers say the 28 year old driver of a tractor trailer claimed he was transporting copper wire from Massachusetts to Mississauga and was carrying $300 in American cash.

A border services K9 pointed officers to the cab of the truck, leading to further inspection.

Officials say they discovered a total of $207,500 in American money in ten large vacuum sealed bags.