The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) recently announced that on March 17th, in conjuction with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, caught two truckers, one driver, the other a co-driver with 38 kilograms of cocaine worth an estimated $4.8 million dollars shortly after the drivers crossed into Canada.
According to the release, commercial truck, with two Ontario truckers entered Canada through the Ambassador Bridge in Windsor, Ontario, from Detroit, and were referred for a secondary examination. During the examination, border services officers discovered suspected cocaine within a mixed commercial load of citrus fruit.
The CBSA arrested the two individuals and seized the suspected narcotics. The RCMP attended and took custody of both subjects as well as the evidence.
“The Canada Border Services Agency wants to send a very clear message. We are absolutely committed to working with our enforcement partners, such as the RCMP, to safeguard Canadians; especially during these trying times,” said Joe McMahon, District Director, Ambassador Bridge District Operations, Canada Border Services Agency. “We remain committed to keeping narcotics out of our communities.”
The RCMP charged 31-year-old Sukdeep Singh of Brampton, Ontario, and 26-year-old Inderjeet Singh of Lindsay, Ontario, with:
- Importation of a controlled substance, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act; and
- Possession for the purpose of trafficking, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
The subjects are scheduled in court on June 8, 2020, at the Ontario Court of Justice in Windsor, Ontario.