Brampton driver charged after border agents find 83 Kg of cocaine in transport truck

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Published August 17, 2021 at 1:38 pm

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A Brampton truck driver has been charged after a truck carrying 83 kilograms of cocaine was seized entering Canada.

Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) officers stopped the vehicle on Aug. 9 at the Blue Water Bridge in Point Edward, just north of Sarnia.

During a secondary examination, border services officers discovered and seized the suspected cocaine.

The suspect and cocaine were turned over to the RCMP’s Border Integrity Unit, which is continuing the investigation.

Gurdeep Singh Mangat, 46, has been charged importation of a controlled substance and possession for the purpose of trafficking.

Mangat’s next scheduled court day is on Aug. 19 at the Ontario Court of Justice in Sarnia. 

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