NRIs of Brampton charged with conspiracy to import 12.8 kg of
heroin into Canada.
BRAMPTON, ON, Nov. 7, 2008 /CNW/
RCMP Bust Brampton Based Heroin Ring BRAMPTON, ON, Nov. 7 /CNW/
- The RCMP's Toronto Airport General Investigation Impact Team
dealt a Brampton based heroin importation and distribution gang
a blow this week after it charged 3 Brampton men with conspiracy
to import heroin into Canada.
The three are alleged to be part of a criminal organization that
used human couriers to smuggle heroin through Toronto Pearson
International Airport and then distributed the drugs to North
American markets. The charges are the result of an in depth investigation
that linked interdicted couriers to a criminal organization allegedly
headed by Manjit DHANOA, age 31. DHANOA, along with co-conspirators
Harvishal KLER, age 23 and Bakshish GHAI, age 22, are alleged
to have recruited couriers and arranged for their travel to a
number of South Asian countries to pick up heroin for delivery
Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) officers at Pearson Airport
were instrumental in the interception of couriers and a total
of 12.8 kilograms of heroin was seized "This group stood
to make a significant profit at great expense to the health and
well being of our citizens" said RCMP Inspector Dean Dickson,
officer in charge of the Toronto airport detachment. "It
takes the kind of partnerships seen in this investigation to effectively
combat criminal enterprise and protect our communities".
A Canada Wide warrant has been issued for Manjit DHANOA.
For further information: Sgt. Frank Gougeon, RCMP Toronto Airport
Detachment, Office: (905) 405-3750 ext.259, Cell: (416) 666-2310;
Giolti, CBSA/Communications Manager, (905) 803-5218