CBSA seizes cocaine worth $14M from truck

by Today's Trucking

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) seized suspected cocaine worth an estimated $14 million from a commercial truck entering Canada last month.

On June 15, a truck driven by Quebec resident Pardeep Singh entered Canada in Fort Erie, Ont. and was referred for a secondary examination. The CBSA discovered and seized approximately 112.5 kg of suspected cocaine inside five duffle bags.

CBSA officers found and seized 112.5 kg of suspected cocaine from a commercial truck. (Photo: CBSA)

The CBSA arrested Singh and transferred him and the suspected cocaine under the custody of RCMP officers from Niagara-on-the-Lake Border Integrity unit.

The RCMP have charged 24-year-old Singh of LaSalle, Que. With importation of a controlled substance, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. Singh will appear at the St. Catharines Courthouse, Ont., on July 9.

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  • Who is the trucking company Mr. Singh worked for? We shouldn’t be naming a driver and not the company unless it has been proven beyond reasonable doubt that the driver conducted the deal independently. And if that is the case, it should be stated clearly.

  • The public must be informed of who’s the carriers they hire to carry their goods.

    We have no room for drug dealers in our industry.

    They are the worst ennemies of our industry and of our drivers.