Boxes of suspected cocaine seized at Blue Water Bridge

Suspected cocaine seized at the Blue Water Bridge on August 9, 2021. (Photo courtesy of RCMP and CBSA)

A 46-year-old Brampton man has been charged after approximately 83 kilograms of suspected cocaine was seized at the Blue Water Bridge in Point Edward.

The RCMP and Canada Border Services Agency said a commercial truck entering Canada was directed to go for a secondary inspection on August 9. Border services officers found the suspected drugs during an examination and arrested the driver.

Custody of the accused and the suspected cocaine was transferred to RCMP officers from the Border Integrity Unit, Windsor Detachment. The investigation is ongoing.

Suspected cocaine seized at the Blue Water Bridge on August 9, 2021. (Photo courtesy of RCMP and CBSA)

Gurdeep Singh Mangat was charged with importation of a controlled substance and possession for the purpose of trafficking.

“We are proud of our officers at the front line who work tirelessly to protect Canadians and keep drugs out of our communities,” said An Nguyen, district director of St. Clair district operations, Canada Border Services Agency. “This seizure is another example of the ongoing cooperation that exists between the CBSA and the RCMP.”

Lambton County OPP were also recognized by the RCMP for their help in the investigation.

Mangat has a court date scheduled for August 19 at the Ontario Court of Justice in Sarnia.