Border agents find 70 kilos of cocaine in Brampton driver’s truck: police


Published April 24, 2023 at 8:38 am

Police have laid drug charges against a driver from Brampton after border agents allegedly found duffle bags filled with approximately 70 kilos of cocaine in a truck.

The RCMP says that on March 14 a commercial truck driver entered Canada from the U.S. at the Peace Bridge border crossing in Fort Erie.

Police say the truck was sent for a secondary inspection where Canada Border Services Agency officers allegedly found three duffle bags filled with bricks of cocaine weighing in at approximately 70 kilograms or roughly 154 pounds.

A 26-year-old driver from Brampton was arrested by the CBSA arrested and the cocaine was seized, police said.

Gursimran Singh, 26, of Brampton has been charged by the RCMP with the importation of cocaine.

The accused was released on conditions and his next court date has been set for May 4 in St. St Catharine’s. None of the allegations have been proven in court.

Police said both the RCMP and CBSA are working together to continue the investigation.

“This cocaine seizure is the result of hard work and diligence from the CBSA and RCMP who are committed to stopping illegal activity at our borders,” said Kim Upper, Director of the CBSA Fort Erie District Operations.

Police are urging anyone with information regarding this investigation or any criminal activity is encouraged to contact their local police, the RCMP at 1-800-387-0020 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

Smuggling narcotics and other Customs Act contraventions may lead to prosecution in a court of law. For foreign nationals, this may mean removal from Canada and a ban on returning to Canada.

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