2 charged with drug trafficking after Ambassador Bridge bust reveals 28 bricks of suspected cocaine

Suspected cocaine seized at the Ambassador Bridge on August 1
Photo credit CBSA

DETROIT (WWJ) -- A major bust on the Canadian side of the Ambassador bridge earlier this month has two men charged with drug trafficking.

Authorities say a commercial truck entered Canada on August 1 at the Ambassador Bridge port of entry, and was then referred for a secondary examination.

While inspecting the cab of the truck, border services agents found a duffle bag containing 28 bricks of suspected cocaine, which weighed approximately 66 pounds.

The Canada Border Services Agency then took the driver and the passenger into custody, and seized the drugs.

The suspects — 50-year-old Narinder Singh and 31-year-old Harpreet Singh — are both from Winnipeg, Manitoba. They have each been charged with drug possession and trafficking.

As the investigation continues, the suspects are due back at the Ontario Court of Justice in Windsor on Sept. 19.