Three Punjabi youths nabbed in $25-mn Canada drug bust

Three Punjabi youths nabbed in $25-mn Canada drug bust


New Delhi, October 27

The Canadian police on Wednesday arrested three Punjabi youths and seized medication value $25 million (Canadian {dollars}) from them, within the largest single contraband seizures by the police. As a lot as $70,000 in exhausting money was additionally seized from the trio.

The position of two prosperous Punjabi enterprise households settled in Mississauga and Malton cities round Toronto can be underneath investigation for being drug distribution factors.

The modus operandi 

Inspector Todd Custance instructed mediapersons that the modus operandi was to hide the contraband of their business vans plying between the US and Canada

The police seized 182 kg of methamphetamine, 166 kg of cocaine, and 38 kg of ketamine totalling 383 kg

These arrested embody Jaspreet Singh (28) from Brampton, Gurdeep Singh Gakhal (38) from Caledon, Ravinder Singh Boparai (27) from Mississauga, Khalilullah Amin (46) from Caledon and Wray Ip (27) from Richmond Hill (US). The arrested youths had been part of a five-member drug trafficking gang.

Inspector Todd Custance instructed mediapersons that the modus operandi of the traffickers was to hide the contraband of their business vans plying between the US and Canada.

The medication had been being delivered to the Larger Toronto Space (GTA) and bought repeatedly since November 2021. The drop and distribution factors included Buddies Furnishings in Mississauga, owned by a Punjabi and North King Logistics trucking firm in Malton metropolis, additionally owned by a Punjabi.

Each Buddies Furnishings and North King Logistics are recognized to be wealthy Punjabis within the GTA having enterprise in 1000’s of hundreds of thousands {dollars}. They’ve been reportedly flooding media homes, together with Punjabi radio programmes and newspapers, with commercials in addition to taking energetic half in non secular programmes of the group, in accordance with data supplied by Punjabi media sources.

The police began surveillance of the accused over 11 months in the past and named its mission Zucaritas. The Peel Regional Police of Toronto busted the gang with the assistance of the US police. — IANS





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