(WXYZ) — Two people have been charged after Canadian border patrol officers seized nearly 40 kilograms of suspected cocaine at the Ambassador Bridge.
On March 17, Canada Border Services Agency officers at the Ambassador Bridge seized about 38 kilograms of suspected cocaine from a commercial load. The CBSA estimated the value of the suspected cocaine at more than $4.8 million dollars.
Officials say a commercial truck, with two Ontario residents driving, entered Canada through the Ambassador Bridge in Windsor, Ontario, and was referred for a secondary examination.
During the examination, border services officers discovered suspected cocaine within a mixed commercial load of citrus fruit.
The CBSA arrested the two individuals and seized the suspected narcotics. Both suspects, as well as the evidence, were taken into custody.
31-year-old Sukdeep Singh of Brampton, Ontario, and 26-year-old Inderjeet Singh of Lindsay, Ontario, were both charged with:
- Importation of a controlled substance, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act; and
- Possession for the purpose of trafficking, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
They are scheduled in court on June 8 at the Ontario Court of Justice in Windsor, Ontario.
The investigation is ongoing.