Two truck drivers are facing drug smuggling charges after the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) seized approximately 38 kilograms of suspected cocaine valued at over $4.8 million dollars from a commercial truck at the Ambassador Bridge.
On March 17, 2020, a commercial truck with two Ontario residents, a driver and co-driver, entered Canada through the Ambassador Bridge in Windsor, Ontario, and was 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 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. The investigation is ongoing.
For any information about suspicious cross-border activity, please contact the CBSA Border Watch Line at 1-888-502-9060.