Over 96 kilograms of suspected cocaine seized at the Ambassador Bridge

News release

Eighty (80) bricks containing 96.7 kg of suspected cocaine seized at the Ambassador Bridge in Windsor, Ontario on July 30, 2019.

August 12, 2019                             Windsor, Ontario                   Canada Border Services Agency / Royal Canadian Mounted Police

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) announced today the seizure of 96.7 kilograms of suspected cocaine.

On July 30, 2019, a tractor trailer arrived at the Ambassador Bridge Commercial Operations in Windsor, Ontario and was referred for a secondary examination.

CBSA officers, assisted by a detector dog team, discovered 80 bricks of suspected cocaine inside the commercial load. The driver was arrested and the suspected cocaine was seized.

The CBSA transferred custody of the driver, along with the evidence, to the RCMP who charged Gurinder Singh, 27 years of age, of Lasalle, Quebec with:

·         Importation, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA); and,

·         Possession for the purposes of trafficking contrary to the CDSA.

Singh’s bail hearing, at the Windsor Superior Court, is pending.

The investigation continues.

Quotes

“This seizure and arrest demonstrate the ongoing commitment of the Canada Border Services Agency to stop the smuggling of narcotics into our communities and the diligent work that officers do on a daily basis to keep Canadians safe.”

-  Joe McMahon, District Director, Ambassador Bridge Operations, Southern Ontario Region, Canada Border Services Agency

“Protecting Canadians and keeping drugs out of our communities is a key priority for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Working together with partners like the Canada Border Services Agency ensures that we meet this goal.”

- Inspector Kevin Keane, Officer in Charge of RCMP Windsor Detachment

Quick facts

  • The CBSA uses various detection tools to assist with examinations such as ion mobility spectrometry, large scale imaging x-rays and detector dogs to name but a few. These tools, in combination with the officer's knowledge, experience and training, enable successful enforcement actions.

  • If you have information about suspicious cross-border activity, please contact the CBSA Border Watch Line at 1-888-502-9060.

  • Anyone with information regarding criminal activity is encouraged to contact their local police, the RCMP at 1-800-387-0020 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

Contacts

Media Relations - Canada Border Services Agency

Questions@CBSA-ASFC.gc.ca

Media Line:       1-613-957-6500 or 1-866-335-3237


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RCMP Media Relations

Cpl. Louise Savard
RCMP “O” Division
905-876-9709

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