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RCMP and CBSA prevent 70 kg of suspected cocaine from entering Canada

April 18, 2023  By Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Apr. 18, 2023, For Erie, Ont. – One man was arrested and three duffle bags full of cocaine found as a result of a secondary inspection at the Fort Erie border crossing.

On Mar. 14, 2023, a commercial truck entered Canada at the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Peace Bridge port of entry in Fort Erie, Ont., and was referred for a secondary examination. During the inspection of the trailer, border services officers discovered three duffle bags containing bricks of cocaine, weighing approximately 70 kg.

The CBSA arrested the driver and seized the suspected cocaine. RCMP Niagara on the Lake Border Integrity took over the arrest of Gursimran SINGH and seized the cocaine.

Gursimran SINGH (26) of Brampton, Ontario, is charged with:

  • Importation of cocaine – contrary to Section 6(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

The excellent collaboration between RCMP Niagara on the Lake Border Integrity and Canada Border Services Agency Southern Ontario Region has resulted in charges and an execution of a search warrant. Both agencies are working closely together to continue the investigation.

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