COUTTS, Alberta – CBSA officers discovered and seized 228.14 kg of methamphetamine concealed in a tractor-trailer driven by an Alberta trucker.
The incident took place on Christmas day at the Coutts, Alta. port of entry.
On December 25, 2020, CBSA referred a truck hauling produce for further inspection. CBSA officers found 228.14 kilos of methamphetamine hidden within the contents of the truck. The estimated street value of the seized drugs is $28.5 million, and the amount can be used to make 2.28 million individual meth dosages.
The truck driver hauling the meth has been identified as Amarpeet Singh Sandhu, 38, of Calgary, Alberta. After the arrest, he was handed over to the Alberta RCMP.
Sandhu has been charged with the importation of a controlled substance. Additionally, Sandhu faces charges for possession for the purpose of trafficking under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
This bust marks the largest seizure of methamphetamine at a land border crossing on record across Canada by the CBSA.
Sandhu has been released from custody on Jan 14 and is to appear in court on Feb 11, 2021.