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Toronto, April 22: An Indo-Canadian Drug Racket with links to the US and India has been busted with the arrest of over 30 people. Under Operation Cheetah, 10 kilograms of cocaine, 8 kilograms of ketamine, 3 kilograms of heroin, 2.5 kilograms of opium, 48 firearms and $ 730,000 Canadian currency have been seized. The arrests and drug seizures have taken place after the year-long raid conducted under Operation Cheetah. Last week, raids in Ontario, British Columbia and California were conducted by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the US Drug Enforcement Administration and regional police forces, resulting in 33 arrests.
Among those arrested are 25 Punjabi people from the Indian-dominated city of Brampton on the outskirts of Toronto. He was identified as Prashotam Mali, 54, Rupinder Dhillon, 37, Sanveer Singh, 25, Haripal Nagra, 45, Preetpal Singh, 56, Harkiran Singh, 33, Lakhpreet Brar, 29, Balwinder Dhaliwal, 60, Sukhmanpreet Singh, 23, Khushal Bhinder, 36, Prabhjit Mundian, 34, Dynasty Arora, 24, Simranjit Narang, 28, Gaganpreet Gill, 28, Sukhjit Dhaliwal, 47, Harjit Singh, 31 and Sukhjit Dhugga, 35. 41-year-old Gurbinder Soch has also been arrested without any fixed address. These people smuggled cocaine, ketamine, heroin and opium into Canada and distributed them through their underground network. Also read: America: Vanita Gupta dedicates her entire career to racial justice: Biden
He has been charged with various types of criminal charges, including import of prohibited substances, smuggling of drugs and possession of property by crime and conspiracy. Cocaine and other drugs smuggled into Canada come from California and are brought by truck drivers. A few months ago, a Punjabi truck driver named Amanpreet Sandhu from Calgary was arrested for smuggling drugs worth more than $ 28 million. This was the recovery of a record consignment in Canada.