Canadian trucker arrested in suspected $6M cocaine smuggling bust
According to court filings, a Canadian trucker was arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle $6 million worth of cocaine into Windsor, Ont. from Detroit, U.S. federal border officials said.
As per the documents filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Jatinder Pal Singh was pulled over for an inspection when he was trying to cross Ambassador Bridge.
The court documents state that truck drivers typically receive less than 40 kilograms of drugs to smuggle at a time, “unless they have completed multiple successful smuggling ventures.”
The street value of the cocaine in Toronto is expected to be approximate $6 million.
According to U.S officials, Singh has denied any knowledge of the cocaine. Also, none of the allegations in Singh’s case have been proven in court. Singh is scheduled to appear in federal arraignment court today.