A 24-year-old Indian-origin man has been arrested in Canada for allegedly smuggling about 112.5 kg of cocaine estimated at USD 14 million (Rs 1,04,46,17,000) into the nation from the US.
The seizure occurred final month when a industrial truck pushed by Pardeep Singh, a Quebec resident, entered Canada on the Peace Bridge in Fort Erie in Ontario and was pulled apart for a secondary examination, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) stated Thursday.
Border brokers searched the automobile and found 112.5 kg of suspected cocaine inside 5 duffel luggage, the company stated in a press release.
The worth of this seizure is estimated at USD 14 million.
The RCMP have charged Singh with the importation of a managed substance.
Singh is ready to make a courtroom look in St Catharines on Friday.
In a press release, CBSA District Director Kim Upper hailed the seizure for instance of the “integral role” her company performs in conserving unlawful medication off the streets.
“Our officers have interrupted the smuggling attempt of a massive amount of narcotics, and have put a full stop to the ripple effect these narcotics would have in neighbourhoods across our country,” Upper stated.
While the border is closed to non-essential journey due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it stays open for industrial site visitors in order that important items can proceed to stream.
Restrictions on non-essential journey are anticipated to stay in place till no less than July 21.
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