Vancouver man arrested trying to smuggle 134 pounds of cocaine into Canada

By Christine Duhaime | May 15th, 2020
Cocaine in duffle bags (Source: US Customs and Border Protection)

The US Customs and Border Protection and HSI announced the arrest of a Canadian, Ajitpal Singh Sanghera, who tried to smuggle 134 pounds of cocaine into British Columbia at the Blaine crossing, using a tractor trailer. The cocaine is estimated to be worth US$3 million and was hidden in duffle bags in the trailer.

Sanghera has crossed the border as a trucker more than 40 times in 2020, and police officers stated they believe he may be part of a drug trafficking organization.

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