CBSA Seizes $14-Million Mountain Of Suspected Cocaine

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) seized "approximately 112.5 kg of suspected cocaine" from a truck they say was driven by a Quebec resident as he entered Canada from the United States at Fort Erie, Ontario.

According to a press release, "the CBSA arrested Pardeep Singh, and transferred him and the suspected cocaine under the custody of RCMP officers" following the discovery on June 15.

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The 24-year-old LaSalle resident was charged with "Importation of a controlled substance, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act."

The CBSA estimated that the street value of the apparent cocaine was $14 million.

"This large drug seizure and the investigation that ensued resulting in an individual being charged is another example of the RCMP and the CBSA working together to protect our communities by preventing illegal drugs from reaching our streets," Superintendent Shawn Boudreau, Officer in Charge of the RCMP Border Integrity Program, O Division, said.