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Drug Bust Nets 200 Pounds Of Cocaine At Ambassador Bridge

Dogs sniffed it out.

August 12, 2019 - 12:44 pm

(WWJ) A drug bust netted 200 pounds of cocaine at the Ambassador Bridge.

The Canada Border Services Agency and Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrested a Quebec man a couple weeks ago after finding more than 200 pounds of suspected cocaine in his truck.  

Authorities say the 27-year old driver was stopped at the Ambassador Bridge and referred for a secondary examination.  That's when officers and a dog team found 80 bricks of suspected cocaine.  

The suspect, Gurinder Singh, of Lasalle, Quebec, was charged 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.

“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,” the CBSA wrote in a press release.