Canada Border Services Agency Seizures
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) announced today two significant cocaine seizures in the Southern Ontario Region.
On September 16, 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 25, 2015.
On September 12, CBSA officers at the Fort Erie Peace Bridge arrested an Etobicoke resident when she was found to be in possession of 1.4 kg of cocaine, concealed in cans of hot chocolate mix.
The CBSA turned the cocaine and the individual over to the RCMP. Kayon Joan Beckford was charged by the RCMP under the Controlled Drug and Substances Act with possession for the purposes of trafficking and importation of a controlled substance and is scheduled to appear in court on October 15. This incident is under RCMP investigation.
- 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).