89 Bricks of Suspected Cocaine Seized, RCMP Lays Charges

Canada Border Services Agency

February 1, 2023 Point Edward, Ontario Canada Border Services Agency / Royal Canadian Mounted Police

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) are committed to preventing illicit narcotics from entering our communities.

On December 11, 2022, a commercial truck entered Canada at the Blue Water Bridge port of entry in Point Edward, Ontario, and was referred for a secondary examination. During the inspection of the trailer, border services officers discovered 89 bricks of suspected cocaine, weighing approximately 100 kg.

The CBSA arrested the driver and passenger and seized the suspected narcotics. The RCMP took custody of the subjects and the evidence and have formally charged Vikram Dutta, 44, and Gurinder Singh, 61, both of Brampton, Ontario, with:

  • Importation of cocaine, contrary to Section 6(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
  • Possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, contrary to Section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

The matter is currently before the Ontario Court of Justice in Sarnia, Ontario.

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