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CALGARY — Alberta border officers say they have made their largest-ever seizure of methamphetamine at a crossing into Canada from Montana.

The Canada Border Services Agency and RCMP say a semi truck with an empty trailer was stopped at the Coutts crossing southeast of Lethbridge on Sunday evening.

Officers uncovered 33 bags of meth weighing about 50 kilograms in the cab’s front seat concealed in a box and a duffel bag.

That’s about 500,000 doses with a street value of $3 million.

Forty-year-old Asif Mir of Calgary has been charged with importing a controlled substance and possession for the purpose of trafficking.

Mounties aren’t saying whether Mir has any known ties to organized crime or was previously known to police.

The Canadian Press

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