Thursday, October 18, 2018

150 kilos of cocaine found on ship in Halifax - Update II

Matthew Ross Lambert and his wife, Nyet Cheng Siow, were to be arraigned on an allegation of concealing or converting $25,000 in Canadian currency that was the proceeds of crime. That charge has been dropped. Lambert is still facing two other sets of charges, including conspiracy to commit robbery and counselling someone to commit robbery.

Nelson Ricardo Alvarado-Calles, 30, of Vaughan, Ont., was picked up by police in August. Their trafficking trial is expected next May.

Matthew Ross Lambert
Two men from B.C. charged with conspiracy to import cocaine were released from custody after posting cash bail and agreeing to strict conditions. Matthew Ross Lambert, 34, of Richmond and Darcy Peter Bailey, 46, of Fort St. John were arrested June 9, when a diver found cocaine hidden on the bottom of a container ship in the Port of Halifax.

Their bail is $ 50,000 and $ 10,000 respectively. Lambert must live with his surety — his wife — at their house in Richmond. Bailey was ordered to reside at his mother’s home in Abbotsford. The third man charged with conspiracy, Dangis Seinauskas, 46, of Ajax is still in custody pending receipt of his Canadian and Lithuanian passports.
Darcy Bailey, Dangis Seinauskas
Three men have been charged with conspiracy to import cocaine after a drug seizure in the Port of Halifax. Divers inspected a ship docked at the Halterm Container Terminal on June 9 and found 150 kilograms of cocaine hidden on the bottom of the vessel. The 3 had diving equipment with them when they were arrested near the container terminal.