Another major drug bust by RCMP and CBSA
Despite the pressures of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) remains committed to safeguarding the country and keeping contraband goods, such as narcotics, from reaching communities.
The CBSA, Southern Ontario Region, in conjunction with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Windsor Detachment, announced today the seizure of approximately 21 kilograms of suspected methamphetamine and the corresponding arrest of a Brampton resident. The CBSA estimates the value of the suspected methamphetamine at approximately $2.7 million.
On September 22, 2020, a commercial truck entered Canada through the Ambassador Bridge in Windsor, Ontario, and was referred for a secondary examination. During the examination, border services officers discovered a duffel bag filled with packages of suspected methamphetamine.
The CBSA arrested the driver and seized the suspected narcotics. The RCMP attended and took custody of the subject as well as the evidence. The investigation is ongoing.
Jaspreet Singh, 29, of Brampton, Ontario is charged with:
- Importation of Scheduled I substance, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act; and
- Possession for the purpose of trafficking, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
Mr. Singh’s next scheduled court date is on October 8, 2020 at the Ontario Court of Justice in Windsor, Ontario.d