POINT EDWARD, Ontario – The driver and passenger of a semi truck crossing the Blue Water Bridge from Michigan to Canada were arrested after officials found 89 bricks of suspected cocaine in the trailer.
Members of the Canada Border Services Agency and Royal Canadian Mounted Police inspected a truck Dec. 11 as it entered Canada at the bridge port of entry, according to a Wednesday (Feb. 1) release.
During a secondary examination, officers found 89 bricks of suspected cocaine. They weighed about 100 kg, in total.
Border agents arrested the driver and passenger.
Vikram Dutta, 44, and Gurinder Singh, 61, both of Brampton, Ontario, are charged with importation of cocaine and possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.
The case is being handled by the Ontario Court of Justice in Sarnia.