ST. CATHARINES, Ont. - A southern Ontario police force has charged one current and one former officer in a "large-scale" scheme to smuggle cheese and other food items into Canada.
Niagara Regional Police say cases of cheese and other foods were purchased in the U.S. and smuggled into Canada, without declaring the items or paying duty.
The items were then prepared for distribution to restaurants in southern Ontario.
Police say the investigation revealed over $200,000 worth of cheese
and other products were purchased and distributed for an estimated profit of more than $165,000.