A Punjabi-Canadian trucker was arrested for reportedly attempting to smuggle cocaine worth $6 million into Ontario from Detroit.
The U.S. federal border officials made the discovery after Jatinderpal Singh was pulled over for an inspection while crossing the Ambassador Bridge Saturday.
According to documents filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent noticed Singh showing signs of “extreme signs of nervousness.”
After that, they brought out a drug-sniffing dog that alerted officers, reads the documents filed on Sunday.
Officials found about 120 kg of cocaine during a physical search of contents of the truck, the filing said.
According to an affidavit from a U.S. Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officer, the street value of cocaine in Toronto is close to $6 million.
Notably, a commercial truck driver can earn $1,000 per kg for each brick smuggled in Canada across the U.S.-Canada border.
Punjabi-Canadian Trucker Singh denies knowledge of cocaine
ICE agents eventually confronted Singh regarding the cocaine found in his truck.
Singh, however, denied having any knowledge of suspected cocaine, according to the affidavit.
Meanwhile, not any of the allegations in Singh’s case have been proven in court.