Canadian Trucker Charged in $14 MILLION Cocaine Smuggling Bust
Ontario, Canada – A Canadian trucker is facing charges after being busted with an estimated $14 million (CAD) worth of cocaine last month.
According to the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), on June 15, 2021, a commercial semi-truck driven by 24-year-old Pardeep Singh of LaSalle, Quebec, entered Canada in Fort Erie, Ontario.
Singh was referred for a secondary examination.
Upon further inspection, CBSA said agents discovered approximately 250 lbs. (112.5 kg) of suspected cocaine inside five duffle bags.
Authorities seized the narcotics and charged Singh with importation of a controlled substance.
Singh will appear at the St. Catharines Courthouse, Ontario, on July 9, 2021.
Just last month, multiple Canadian truckers were among those charged in a record $61 million drug bust and takedown of a large-scale international smuggling ring.
Canadian authorities are still searching for two Toronto residents also believed to be involved in the smuggling ring.
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