Kuldeep Singh's Arrest Comes After Indo-American Couple Gurminder Singh And Kirandeep Kaur Toor Were Nabbed With The Biggest Cocaine Seizure In Alberta History!
Kuldeep Singh faces 4 charges after 17 bricks of substance found in closet area of cab. Monday’s seizure was the second significant seizure of suspected cocaine in recent weeks. On December 2, nearly 100 kg of suspected cocaine was found inside the cab of a commercial vehicle and an Indo-American couple – Gurminder Singh and Kirandeep Kaur – was arrested and charged.
CALGARY – An Indo-Canadian trucker from Calgary is facing four charges under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act after allegedly trying to cross the border at Coutts, Alta., with 21 kilograms of suspected cocaine, authorities said in a release Thursday.
Kuldeep Singh was arrested and faces 4 charges after 17 bricks of substance found in closet area of cab.
On Monday, December 17, officers at the Coutts border crossing stopped and inspected a commercial vehicle. Inside a closet area in the cab of the truck, CBSA members located 21 kg of suspected cocaine.
Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) officers found 17 bricks of the suspected drug in the closet area of the truck's cab on Sunday, reported CBC.
Canada Border Services Agency southern Alberta director Guy Rook stands in front of a truck that was seized at the Coutts border on Sunday.
Suspected cocaine, 21 kilograms of it, was found in the closet area of the cab.
The commercial vehicle was bringing produce from California to an Alberta destination.
"Had the suspected cocaine seized been street-ready, it would have been enough for over 20,000 hits," the CBSA said in the release.
Singh, 39, was scheduled to appear in a Lethbridge courtroom on Thursday.
Monday’s seizure was the second significant seizure of suspected cocaine in recent weeks.
On December 2, nearly 100 kg of suspected cocaine was found inside the cab of a commercial vehicle and two California men were arrested and charged.
An Indo-American couple was arrested in the December 2nd bust. Police arrested and charged 31-year-old Gurminder Singh Toor and 26-year-old Kirandeep Kaur Toor, both from California. They are charged with importing a controlled substance and possession for the purpose of trafficking.
The CBSA said a semi-truck and trailer attempting to cross the border was flagged for a search by border guards.
“There were two people in the truck, which was hauling a load of produce from California to a business here in Alberta,” spokesperson Guy Rook explained. “While searching the cab of the vehicle, officers opened a microwave and found eight bricks of a suspected narcotic.”
“A drawer beneath the microwave and an area behind the microwave revealed another 14 bricks of suspected narcotics. Continuing their examination, officers uncovered 18 bricks wedged between the end of the bed and the wall of the truck. When they lifted the top bunk mattress, they found another 44 bricks.”
In total, 84 bricks were recovered.
“This is the largest CBSA seizure of suspected cocaine on record in Alberta.”
“We really don’t know how much damage this shipment could have inflicted – but thanks to the diligence of CBSA officers and our RCMP partners – we will never have to find out,” Rook said.
“I want to stress to you just how big it is. If this cocaine were street ready, it would have been enough for over 100,000 hits.”