Charlottetown truck driver says he was the victim of attempted cross-border smuggling | SaltWire

2022-12-07 10:10:00 PM

Ben Graham stopped in Woodstock, N.B., and discovered a mysterious package taped to the cab

A Charlottetown long-haul truck driver said he’s living proof anyone can be the victim of cross-border smuggling. | SaltWire

Ben Graham stopped in Woodstock, N.B., and discovered a mysterious package taped to the cab

Dave Stewart · Journalist | Posted: 8 hours ago | Updated: 8 hours ago | 6 Min Read Darren Rea, left, the driver development supervisor for SFX Transport in Charlottetown, said the company has been teaching its drivers the importance of doing walkaround inspections.Dave Stewart · Journalist | Posted: 1 hour ago | Updated: 43 minutes ago | 6 Min Read Darren Rea, left, the driver development supervisor for SFX Transport in Charlottetown, said the company has been teaching its drivers the importance of doing walkaround inspections.Atlantic Briefs Desk | Posted: 8 hours ago | Updated: 7 hours ago | 2 Min Read Charlottetown police seized weapons, drugs and cash during a home search in the city on Dec.| Posted: 7 hours ago | Updated: 7 hours ago | 4 Min Read.

One of his drivers, Ben Graham, found a package taped to the inside panel of the cab of his truck after crossing the border into Canada in November.- Drew Bloksberg/SaltWire Network CHARLOTTETOWN, P.- Drew Bloksberg/SaltWire Network CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.E.I.I.— A Charlottetown long-haul truck driver said he’s living proof anyone can be the victim of cross-border smuggling.4.

Ben Graham, who works for SFX Transport, formerly known as Seafood Express, had just crossed the border into Canada in November when he stopped for a break in Woodstock, N.Ben Graham, who works for SFX Transport, formerly known as Seafood Express, had just crossed the border into Canada in November when he stopped for a break in Woodstock, N.Charlottetown Police Services said officers executed the warrant at a house on Sleepy Hollow Road around 1 a.B.Before resuming his trip to P.Before resuming his trip to P.E.Charlottetown police seized weapons, drugs and cash during a home search in the city on Dec.I.I.1.

, he did a walkaround inspection of the rig and discovered a package had been taped to the inside of the panel of his truck.“My first thought was, ‘this is not supposed to happen to me,'" Graham said in an interview with SaltWire Network on Dec.“My first thought was, ‘this is not supposed to happen to me,'" Graham said in an interview with SaltWire Network on Dec.As a result, the man was charged with three counts of CDSA 5(2) - possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking.5.“I put my gloves on because you don’t know what it is.“I put my gloves on because you don’t know what it is.You could tell there were different coloured tapes and it was done haphazard and by someone who wanted to get it on quickly and get out of there.It has been our privilege to have the trust and support of our East Coast communities for the last 200 years.Read more DOWN THE BACKSTRETCH: P.

’’ Read more Halifax trucker surprised his wallet was found by P.’’ Read more Halifax trucker surprised his wallet was found by P.E.I.I.Please consider joining us in this mission by becoming a member of the SaltWire Network and helping to make our communities better.man in Maine after 4 months Graham said he had done a thorough walkaround inspection of his truck less than 24 hours earlier and the package wasn’t there.“Whoever put it there was likely waiting for me to stop on the other (Canada) side of the border.“Whoever put it there was likely waiting for me to stop on the other (Canada) side of the border.3.

’’ Graham removed the package but didn’t open it.He threw it on the ground and stomped on it.He threw it on the ground and stomped on it.“I could tell something was breaking.’’ He then folded it and disposed of it in the garbage.’’ He then folded it and disposed of it in the garbage.Unusual matter Chris McKee, executive director of the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association, said Graham’s experience is not a common occurrence in the region.Dreamfair Zenfire (Campbell) sat the two-hole and tried her luck in the final stanza but fell a quarter-length short to Acefortyfour Dome in 1:57.

“There would be protocols to follow with this type of occurrence," McKee said in an email.“There would be protocols to follow with this type of occurrence," McKee said in an email.“We … commend him for catching this.As always, we encourage all drivers to be diligent with their walkaround inspections.As always, we encourage all drivers to be diligent with their walkaround inspections." Darren Rea, driver development supervisor for SFX Transport, said the protocols require drivers to immediately stop the truck and alert law enforcement.“In the law’s eyes you should never touch it but I’m proud of Ben for catching it," Rea said.“In the law’s eyes you should never touch it but I’m proud of Ben for catching it," Rea said.2) in Race 2 from his own stable and Elm Grove Mistress (1:58.

“I think the police would have been more interested in finding out what was in (the package)." However, Rea said 90 per cent of truck drivers would have reacted the same way Graham did, fearing that police wouldn’t believe them." However, Rea said 90 per cent of truck drivers would have reacted the same way Graham did, fearing that police wouldn’t believe them.“Plus, these drivers are on a tight schedule," Rea said, referring to the length of time a driver might be detained with a full load.“Drivers don’t see laws.“Drivers don’t see laws.They only see, ‘we’ve got to get from (point) A to B in a safe manner.Doc Darryl supplied the Sheppard family with a career moment in the $4,000 P.

'" Darren Rea, left, the driver development supervisor for SFX Transport in Charlottetown, said the company has been teaching its drivers the importance of doing walkaround inspections.'" Darren Rea, left, the driver development supervisor for SFX Transport in Charlottetown, said the company has been teaching its drivers the importance of doing walkaround inspections.One of his drivers, Ben Graham, found a package taped to the inside panel of the cab of his truck after crossing the border into Canada in November.- Drew Bloksberg/SaltWire Network Gut reaction Graham said after the initial shock of finding the package wore off, his next concern was his personal safety if the person waiting for the package saw him stop in Woodstock.- Drew Bloksberg/SaltWire Network Gut reaction Graham said after the initial shock of finding the package wore off, his next concern was his personal safety if the person waiting for the package saw him stop in Woodstock.Graham said he hopes whoever was waiting for the allegedly smuggled package saw him take it off the truck and destroy it.“My intent was destroying it because I don’t want anyone else getting it and recycling it onto the next truck or someone getting their hands on it.“My intent was destroying it because I don’t want anyone else getting it and recycling it onto the next truck or someone getting their hands on it.Luigi Bizacko (Steven Murphy) was flying late to nab third and complete the $241.

I did my best to destroy it." Just weeks before Graham discovered the package, Rea had all drivers at SFX Transport complete a course on the importance of walkaround inspections." Just weeks before Graham discovered the package, Rea had all drivers at SFX Transport complete a course on the importance of walkaround inspections.Graham said it’s the first time in 45 years of driving a tractor-trailer that anything like this happened to him, admitting that alerting the authorities might have been the best call.“It was a first-time reaction for me," Graham said.“It was a first-time reaction for me," Graham said.Rea said his company isn’t speaking out to lay blame, but to create awareness.Live racing continues at Red Shores Charlottetown on Dec.

“This is kind of a wake-up call for us (as a company) and for all drivers crossing the border," Rea said.“This is kind of a wake-up call for us (as a company) and for all drivers crossing the border," Rea said.Checklist Following is what a 17-point inspection includes on a tractor-trailer: Bumper.

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