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Record meth seizure leads to trucker's arrest

A truck driver was arrested and charged with importing and intending to traffic methamphetamine after a record-breaking seizure at the Canadian border.

The bust: On January 14, 2024, CBSA officers at the Boissevain port of entry in Manitoba uncovered approximately 895 pounds (about 406 kg) of suspected meth, valued over $50 million. This marks the largest narcotics seizure in the history of the Prairie Region.

The driver: Winnipeg resident Komalpreet Sidhu, 29, was transporting a shipment to Winnipeg when his vehicle was inspected and the drugs were discovered.

  • Sidhu faces charges for both the importation of meth and possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking.
  • He is scheduled to appear in Manitoba court on February 1.

Law enforcement response: "This substantial seizure ... means that approximately 4 million illicit methamphetamine doses will not reach our streets and takes away over 50 million dollars from the hands of organized crime networks," explained Inspector Joe Telus of the Manitoba RCMP.

Investigation continues: Authorities are thoroughly probing every aspect of the semi's journey from the United States to its intended destination in Winnipeg.

Sidhu's arrest and the significant drug interception underscore the collaboration between CBSA and RCMP to safeguard communities and combat organized crime.

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