Friday, December 8, 2017

100kg cocaine seized at Coutts

Officials with the Canada Border Services Agency and RCMP say that nearly 100 kilograms of cocaine was intercepted at the Coutts Port of Entry in Southern Alberta last week. On December 2, agents stopped a commercial truck at the border that was heading to a business in Alberta. The vehicle was from California and was reportedly hauling produce. A subsequent search of the cab of the vehicle discovered 84 bricks of cocaine. The total weight of the drugs is 99.5 kilograms, the largest seizure of cocaine by CBSA officers in Alberta's history.
Gurminder Singh Toor, 31, and Kirandeep Kaur Toor, 26, both of California, are charged with four counts each under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. Prior to this incident, the largest CBSA cocaine seizure in Alberta was 92.74 kilograms on October 10, 2016, also seized at Coutts.