Brampton Trucker Harvinder Singh Imprisoned 11 Years For Smuggling Cocaine Worth $3.5M
Officers discovered two suitcases containing approximately 62 kilograms of cocaine during an inspection of his tractor-trailer.
A truck driver from Brampton Ont. has received an 11-year prison sentence for smuggling $3.5 million worth of cocaine into Canada through the Blue Water Bridge near Sarnia.
Harvinder Singh, a 25-year-old trucker from Brampton, was arrested on March 31, 2021, at the crossing connecting Port Huron, Michigan, and Point Edward. Canada Border Services Agency officers discovered two suitcases containing approximately 62 kilograms of cocaine during an inspection of his tractor-trailer.
Singh faced charges of importing cocaine and possessing cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, to which he initially pleaded not guilty. The trial commenced in mid-May and spanned four days. After a three-month adjournment, Superior Court Justice Kirk Munroe found Singh guilty of both charges in August. The sentencing, however, was deferred until late last week.