NIAGARA FALLS, ONTARIO – The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) announced on Thursday, September 24th, 2015 a significant cocaine seizure in the Southern Ontario Region.
On September 16th, 2015, , 24.3 kg of cocaine were seized at the Ambassador Bridge in Windsor, Ontario when a 45-year-old commercial truck driver was referred for a secondary examination. While searching the truck, officers discovered 20 bricks of cocaine. CBSA officers seized the cocaine and arrested the individual.
The RCMP charged Ashvinder Singh Kundi of Guelph, Ontario under the Controlled Drug and Substances Act with possession for the purposes of trafficking and importation of a controlled substance. Mr. Kundi is currently in custody and is scheduled to appear in court in Ontario on September 25th, 2015.
Since January 2014, the CBSA in the Southern Ontario Region has seized over 328 kilograms of cocaine at the southern Ontario ports of entry.
If you have information on suspicious or criminal activities please contact your local police, the Ontario RCMP at 1-800-387-0020 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).
“These cocaine seizures show that the CBSA’s efforts to stop the smuggling of illicit drugs and keep contraband off our streets are working. I am proud of the work of our officers who are vigilant in their efforts to ensure our borders are not used for illegal activities.” Rick Comerford, Regional Director General, Southern Ontario Region, CBSA.
“Windsor Detachment would like to recognize the conscientious efforts of CBSA personnel. Their attention to duty is laudable, and we appreciate the close working relationship that our two organizations enjoy in ensuring the safety of Canada.” Inspector Kevin Keane, Windsor Detachment, RCMP.
“This is representative of the excellent results that occur when working in collaboration with other law enforcement agencies in stemming the illegal drug trade.” Inspector Martin, OiC, Hamilton-Niagara Regional Detachment, RCMP.