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25 bricks of cocaine found in truck at Ambassador Bridge

Officials seize 30.6 kilograms of suspected cocaine

Officials seized 25 bricks of cocaine at the Ambassador Bridge in Windsor on Sept. 22, 2017. (WDIV)
Officials seized 25 bricks of cocaine at the Ambassador Bridge in Windsor on Sept. 22, 2017. (WDIV)

WINDSOR – Border agents seized 25 bricks of what they suspect to be cocaine that was found inside a truck on the Ambassador Bridge.

The Canada Border Services Agency and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said they found the 30.6 kilograms of cocaine Sept. 22 at the Ambassador Bridge in Windsor.

"Border services officers are committed to keeping our communities safe," said Tamara Allard, the district director of Ambassador Bridge Operations. "This seizure demonstrates the hard work and perseverance of our law enforcement officers working together to protect our border."

Two returning residents were sent for a secondary examination, and during that examination, the cocaine was found.

Preet Kiran Singh Gill and Suresh Nath Sharma, both from Ontario, were arrested. They are charged with importation of cocaine and possession for the purpose of trafficking cocaine.

"The inter-operability of police agencies is fundamental to community safety," said Kevin Keane, Windsor Detachment inspector. "The RCMP is determined to reduce the total harmful effects caused by organized crime by disrupting the supplies of illicit drugs. The result of this investigation demonstrates how the RCMP and CBSA work effectively together to keep illicit drugs out of our communities."

Officials are continuing to investigate the incident.