US Sikh couple arrested for smuggling 100 kg of cocaine

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A couple from California of Indian descent were charged on four counts under the Canadian Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, Canada after Canada Border Services discovered 84 bricks of cocaine hidden in a semi-trailer truck.

The couple has been identified as Gurminder Singh Toor (31) and Kirandeep Kaur Toor (26).

According to Canadian officials this was the biggest cocaine seizure at the border between the US and Canada’s Alberta Province. The seizure took place on December 2 just after midnight but the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced it on Friday.

The officers discovered 84 bricks of cocaine weighing 99.5 kg with a street value of up to $8 million. However, the truck was supposed to be carrying produce from California to a business in Alberta.

Border guards at Coutts in southern Alberta found 84 bricks of cocaine hidden in a microwave and in the living quarters of the semi-trailer truck which was supposed to be bringing vegetables from the US.

The CBSA’s Kim R. Scoville praised the officers for keeping dangerous drugs from entering Canada, “Had this quantity of illicit narcotics made its way into our communities undetected, the impact could have been devastating. The CBSA is truly Canada’s first line of defence, and this record seizure is a prime example of how frontline officers are actively protecting Canadians every day.“

-PTC News