RCMP and U-S Authorities Team Up in Massive Drug Bust


Two men are in Canadian custody after the discovery of $2.8-million worth of cocaine and methamphetamine by U-S Border officials near Creston.

American authorities said they were alerted to suspicious activity on a remote service road last Friday near Bonner's Ferry and tracked down two suspects hiding with their stash.

The two men are reported to have jumped the border near Creston when approached by U-S Border officers who found over 38kg of cocaine and about 90kg of methamphetamine in five duffle bags.

RCMP were contacted and quickly put together a search party that included the Osoyoos Border Integrity Team, dogs and their handlers, as well as members from Cranbrook and Creston.

Police said they endured adverse weather before eventually finding Jason Arkinstall and Lawrence Dwyer who were charged in the alleged importation and exportation of controlled substances.

A third suspect spotted trying to drive away from the original scene was arrested by Idaho State Police.