Over 96 Kilograms Of Suspected Cocaine Seized At The Ambassador Bridge

Monday August 12th, 2019

Posted at 1:38pm

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The Canada Border Services Agency  and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police seized 96.7 kilograms of suspected cocaine at the Ambassador Bridge last month,

On July 30th, 2019, a tractor-trailer arrived at the Ambassador Bridge Commercial Operations and was referred for a secondary examination.

CBSA officers, assisted by a detector dog team, discovered 80 bricks of suspected cocaine inside the commercial load. The driver was arrested and the suspected cocaine was seized.

The CBSA transferred custody of the driver, along with the evidence, to the RCMP who charged  27-year-old Gurinder Singh of Lasalle, Quebec with importation, contrary to the Controlled Drugs And Substances Act and possession for the purposes of trafficking.

 

Singh’s bail hearing, at the Windsor Superior Court is pending.

The investigation continues.

“This seizure and arrest demonstrate the ongoing commitment of the Canada Border Services Agency to stop the smuggling of narcotics into our communities and the diligent work that officers do on a daily basis to keep Canadians safe,” said Joe McMahon, District Director, Ambassador Bridge Operations, Southern Ontario Region, Canada Border Services Agency.

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