Truckers in 3 major drug busts this month


So far this month, truck drivers have been arrested in connection with three major drug seizures.

A Canadian driver crossing the Ambassador Bridge between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario, Canada Saturday, Sept. 21, was arrested for allegedly attempting to illegally smuggle over $6 million dollars worth of cocaine into Canada.

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement estimated the street value of the drugs at $6 million.

Singh denied having any knowledge of the cocaine.

A Michigan trucker was arrested Sept. 18, and charged with several drug-related felonies after being stooped on Interstate 70. Indiana State Troopers stopped a tractor-trailer driven by 52-year-old John Jay Jackson for a compliance check. A search of the rig found about 100 kilograms (220 pounds) of cocaine and some 130 pounds of marijuana in four hidden compartments.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers Sept. 8 arrested 57-year-old Gurindes Sing and 55-year-old Jagdev Sanda when a search of their tractor-trailer revealed they were in possession of $2.1 million in cocaine.