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CBSA and RCMP unravel alleged narcotics smuggling attempt and seize over 265 kilograms of suspected narcotics

March 3, 2022  By The Canadian Press

Mar. 2, 2022, Point Edward, Ont. – The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), Southern Ontario Region, in partnership with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) is committed to keeping illegal goods from entering our neighborhoods. The dedication of officers from these forces kept approximately 265 kilograms of illegal suspected narcotics from reaching Canadian communities, weakening the grip of organized crime.

On January 13, 2022, a commercial transport truck driver arrived at the primary inspection booth at the Blue Water Bridge in Point Edward, Ontario. The vehicle was subject to a secondary examination. During examination of the vehicle, border services officers noted large garbage bags and spare tires. Further inspection of the items led to the discovery of substances believed to be illegal suspected narcotics. In total, approximately 265 kilograms of suspected heroin, suspected 2 c-b (commonly referred to as pink cocaine) and suspected methamphetamines were seized.

The RCMP took custody of the suspected narcotics and charged 23-year-old Arshdeep Singh of Quebec City, Quebec.

“We are prioritizing the safety of Canadians by supporting the important work of law enforcement, in this case to combat the trafficking illicit drugs. This significant enforcement action exemplifies the crucial role these enforcement agencies play in ensuring public safety. Outstanding work by all involved,” The Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Public Safety.


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