Point Edward, Ontario – On December 14, 2022, a commercial truck entered Canada at the Blue Water Bridge port of entry in Point Edward, Ontario, and was referred for a secondary examination. During the inspection of the trailer, border services officers discovered 84 bricks of suspected cocaine, weighing approximately 84 kg.
The CBSA arrested the driver and seized the suspected cocaine. The RCMP took custody of the subject and the evidence and have formally charged Chander Sidhar, 55, of Caledon, Ontario, with:
Importation of cocaine, contrary to Section 6(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
Possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, contrary to Section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
The matter is currently before the Ontario Court of Justice, in Sarnia, Ontario.
The RCMP would like to thank the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC) for their assistance with this investigation.
Visit the RCMP in Ontario newsroom for a photograph of the suspected cocaine that was seized.
“Our joint effort with the CBSA has led to the removal of narcotics from Canadian streets, a loss of revenue for Organized Crime, and criminal charges against the importer. This collaboration demonstrates our continued commitment in working together effectively to disrupt the flow of controlled drugs coming into Canada.” Superintendent Rae Bolsterli, Officer in Charge, RCMP Border Integrity Program, O Division.
“This seizure demonstrates the hard work and diligence of the CBSA and RCMP who are committed to stopping illegal activity at our borders and to protecting our communities.” An Nguyen, District Director, St.Clair District Operations, Canada Border Services Agency.
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