An Ontario-based truck driver is facing charges related to drug trafficking after he was reportedly caught with a large amount of cocaine at the U.S./Canada border.
The drug bust occurred on March 31, 2021, at the Blue Water Bridge in Point Edward, Ontario, according to a Wednesday news release from the Canada Border Services Agency.
Authorities say that a commercial truck operated by 25 year old Harvinder Singh was referred for a secondary inspection.
During this inspection, officers discovered and seized 62 kg of suspected cocaine.
The estimated street value of the seized drugs is $3.5 million.
Singh was arrested and charged with importation of a controlled substance and possession for the purpose of trafficking.
Singh is scheduled to appear in court in Sarnia, Ontario, on April 20, 2021.
“The Canada Border Services Agency, along with policing agencies including the RCMP, work tirelessly to keep our communities safe. That is at the forefront of what we do. Our officers are dedicated to keeping illicit contraband, including narcotics, off our streets. The CBSA is proud of this significant enforcement and the commitment of our officers working diligently despite these trying times,” said An Nguyen, District Director, St. Clair District Operations, Canada Border Services Agency.