Canadian truck driver convicted of smuggling $2.5 million in methamphetamine from the United States

Health Canada confirmed in a statement that the seizure was 100% pure methamphetamine.

Health Canada confirmed in a statement that the seizure was 100% pure methamphetamine.

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A Canadian truck driver was sentenced to four years in prison for smuggling more than $2.5 million worth of methamphetamine from the United States into Canada. From a border crossing in Whatcom County.

The subject, identified as Sarabjit Chahal from the Canadian city of Surrey in British Columbia, was arrested at the Pacific Highway border crossing in Blaine in 2018 following an inspection by the Canada Border Services Agency. 33kg of methamphetamine found hidden in the cabin of a driver bound for that countryThe BC Royal Canadian Mounted Police said in a statement on Monday.

Health Canada confirmed in a statement that the seizure was 100% pure methamphetamine., the Bellingham Herald specified. Chahal was earlier charged with possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of importing and smuggling a controlled substance.

The statement said Chahal took the stand twice in his defense in his 2021 trial, claiming he committed the crime after receiving death threats from a man who asked him to act as a drug courier.

Chahal was convicted on both counts and sentenced in New Westminster City Supreme Court to four years for imported controlled substances and 30 months for possession. Both the sentences will be paid together.The statement said.

“We are committed to ensuring Canada’s continued security and prosperity, and the success of this joint operation demonstrates the effectiveness of the joint CBSA-RCMP strategy to detect, prevent, deny and disrupt criminal exploitation of Canada’s borders.” It is,” said Burt. Ferreira, superintendent and officer in charge of the BC RCMP federal serious and organized crime border integrity program.

With information from The Associated Press

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