A 76-year-old Etobicoke woman has been arrested in connection with two significant cocaine seizures, worth an estimated $1.3 million, made last month at Toronto Pearson International Airport.
The two drug busts, made by the Canada Border Services Agency and the RCMP, came less than a week apart and involved smuggling cocaine into the country from Jamaica in pre-packaged food.
On June 18, a female traveller was referred for a secondary exam at Pearson, which turned up 6.6 kilograms of coke, valued at $825,000, within the food items.
On June 23, the drug-filled food packages being brought in by another female passenger were confiscated and turned over to the RCMP. The estimated value of that 3.85-kilogram seizure was $447,500.
Mavis Coreta Segree, 76, of Etobicoke, and Amran Jama, 31, of Hamilton, have both been charged with importing an illegal substance.