Southern Alberta Newspapers
A Fort McMurray man accused of trying to smuggle a record-amount of cocaine through the Carway border crossing has been released from custody.
Bradley Michael Gaudrault, 26, was released on March 29 on $5,000 cash bail and several conditions.
Gaudrault was charged after border officials searched an SUV earlier this month and found hidden in a steel compartment 31 kilograms of cocaine, equal to about 310,000 hits.
The seizure represents the largest drug bust to date at the Carway Port of Entry. The cocaine is estimated to be worth between $1.4 million and $3.1 million, or possibly more depending on how it was mixed, cut and sold, the RCMP reported after the bust.
Gaudrault is charged with one count each of drug smuggling and drug possession for the purpose of trafficking. He was remanded at the Lethbridge Correctional Centre until his release Thursday following his bail hearing.
Following his release, Gaudrault must attend court when required, report weekly to the Airdrie RCMP, obey a curfew, and reside at a specific address in Calgary.
His next court hearing is set for April 27.