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Truck driver arrested as 70kg of cocaine seized at Peace Bridge

Duffle bags filled with drugs that may be valued at $7M found after inspection of commercial truck by Canada Border Services Agency officers
Bags filled with bricks of cocaine discovered during inspection of commercial truck, police say.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police have released details about an arrest at the Peace Bridge last month after they say an inspection turned up three duffle bags full of cocaine.

The RCMP did not put a dollar value on the drugs, but a similar sized drug bust last year in Alberta pegged the value in that case at $7 million.

The RCMP said this week that on March 14, a commercial truck entered Canada at the port of entry in Fort Erie and was referred for a secondary examination.

During inspection of the trailer, border officers discovered duffle bags containing bricks of cocaine weighing approximately 70kg.

The Canada Border Services Agency arrested the driver and seized the suspected cocaine.

RCMP Niagara-on-the-Lake Border Integrity then took over the arrest.

The two agencies are continuing the investigation, the RCMP said in a news release.

Gursimran Singh, 26, of Brampton is charged with importation of cocaine contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

Singh was released on conditions and his next court date is May 4 at Robert S.K Welch Court house in St. Catharines.

The RCMP said anyone who may have information about suspicious cross-border activity is urged to contact the CBSA Border Watch Line at 1-888-502-9060.