Canadian authorities say that two truck drivers were arrested and charged after authorities seized a large amount of cocaine from their vehicle during a border crossing.
The drug bust was made on March 17 at the Canada/U.S. border crossing in Windsor, Ontario, according to a recent news release from the Canada Border Services Agency.
Authorities say that team drivers 31 year old Sukdeep Singh and 26 year old Inderjeet Singh, both from Ontario, were referred for a secondary inspection as they crossed the Ambassador Bridge.
During the secondary inspection, officers discovered 38 kilograms of suspected cocaine mixed in with the commercial load of citrus fruit.
The estimated street value of the seized drugs is $4.8 million.
Both drivers were arrested by Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and charged with importation of a controlled substance and possession for the purpose of trafficking.
The incident remains under investigation.
“The Canada Border Services Agency wants to send a very clear message. We are absolutely committed to working with our enforcement partners, such as the RCMP, to safeguard Canadians; especially during these trying times. We remain committed to keeping narcotics out of our communities,” said Joe McMahon, District Director, Ambassador Bridge District Operations, Canada Border Services Agency.