Man facing drug smuggling charges

A Mexican man is facing drug smuggling charges after being arrested at the Osoyoos border.

A Mexican man is facing drug smuggling charges after being arrested at the Osoyoos border.

Alexis Joel Garcia Palomino, 25, is facing four charges under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act including two counts of importing/exporting a controlled substance and two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking stemming from incidents near Osoyoos on March 17.

Palomino is also charged with one count failing to present himself at the customs office.

Palomino was set to appear in Penticton Provincial Court on March 21, and court heard he required a Spanish interpreter. Palomino consented to remain in custody and is scheduled for a bail hearing on March 30.

 

 

 

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