Essex OPP office say three men from Leamington are facing charges in a two-year joint investigation with the RCMP and Canada Border Services Agency into cocaine trafficking.
Police say a criminal group was moving large amounts of cocaine from Mexico into Canada.
Investigators seized more than two kilograms of cocaine allegedly smuggled across international borders using sophisticated concealment methods.
48-year-old Dan Thiessen and 29-year-old Jacob Thiessen of Leamington have been charged with conspiracy to traffic cocaine and conspiracy to kidnap.
56-year-old Jay Shanks, also of Leamington, has been charged with conspiracy to kidnap.
Police didn’t say what the kidnapping charges relate to.