THE Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) The CBSA, Southern Ontario Region, in conjunction with the RCMP’s Windsor Detachment on Wednesday announced 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, 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 driver 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.
Singh’s next scheduled court date is on October 8 at the Ontario Court of Justice in Windsor.
Christine Durocher, Regional Director General, Southern Ontario Region, CBSA, said: “Our border services officers in Southern Ontario continue to protect Canadians and ensure that we keep narcotics out of our communities. We work in partnership with the RCMP to stop the importation of illicit drugs at our borders.”
Superintendent Shawn Boudreau, Officer in Charge, Border Integrity, RCMP, said: “During these unprecedented times, our O Division RCMP Border Integrity detachments continue to work closely with our Canada Border Services Agency partners to secure our borders and to ensure the safety of our communities.”
If you have information about suspicious cross-border activity, 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 CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.