Thursday, October 13, 2016

Massive Cocaine Seizures at Alberta border crossing - Coutts

RCMP say over 203 kg of cocaine was seized in a drug importation investigation in southern Alberta that focused on commercial vehicles. The drugs were seized at the Coutts border crossing on three separate dates.

On September 2, Canada Border Services Agency officers discovered 60 packages of cocaine weighing 69 kg stashed in a vehicle. Gurpreet Singh Cheema, 29, and Gurpreet Singh, 28, are charged. Two days later officers found 34 packages of cocaine. Tejinderpal Singh Sandhu, 34, is charged.
On Oct. 10, 83 bricks of cocaine were found. Jasmail Singh Sander, 53, of British Columbia, and Parmjeet Singh Sandhu, 31, of Ontario, are charged.

In all three instances, the commercial trucks were operating for commercial trucking companies based in British Columbia.
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