The Integrated Border Enforcement Team (IBET), a joint force operation between the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and Calgary Police Service (CPS), has charged a man for importing cocaine into Canada.
On Nov. 21, 2022, CBSA officers discovered and seized 53 kg of cocaine following a secondary examination of a commercial transport vehicle at the Coutts border crossing. The drugs, which has a street value of approximately $5.3 million, were hidden within a shipment of produce and have been referred over to IBET for further investigation.
On Nov. 22, 2022, Jagroop Singh, 25, a resident of Calgary, was charged with the following offences:
- Importation of a Controlled Substance contrary to section 6(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act; and,
- Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking contrary to section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
Singh is scheduled to appear in Lethbridge Provincial Court on Nov. 29, 2022.