BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Authorities say a Canadian man was arrested while pulling a sled carrying more than 82 kilograms of prescription pills across the border into the United States.

The U.S. Attorney's office says Cedrik Bourgault-Morin was apprehended early Wednesday after he crossed the border from Quebec along a railroad line into Vermont.

Prosecutors say Bourgault-Morin was wearing white camouflage and Border Patrol agents were alerted to his presence when he triggered a sensor.

Prosecutors say agents found 300 vacuum-sealed bags of Xanax pills in a duffel bag on the sled. Xanax is an anti-anxiety medication. They say the pills had a street value of US$1.6 million.

Bourgault-Morin was being held Thursday in a Vermont prison.

His attorney did not return a call seeking comment.