A Lindsay man and another from Brampton have been charged after border security officers seized more than $4.8 million worth of suspected cocaine last month.
According to the RCMP, Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) officers seized roughly 38 kilograms of suspected cocaine from a commercial load on March 17.
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,” reads a media release.
“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.”
Inderjeet Singh, 26, of Lindsay and Sukdeep Singh, 31, of Brampton have each been charged with importation of a controlled substance and possession for the purpose of trafficking.
They are both slated to appear in Windsor court on June 8.
The investigation is ongoing, the RCMP noted.
“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. We remain committed to keeping narcotics out of our communities,” said Joe McMahon, the district director of Ambassador Bridge district operations for the CBSA.
“This seizure is indicative of how both of our agencies work well together to keep our communities safe. This partnership is essential in order to keep illicit drugs off of the streets,” added Superintendent Nancy Burniston, the south west district commander of the RCMP.