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Three NRIs of Brampton charged with conspiracy to import 12.8 kg of heroin into Canada.


BRAMPTON, ON, Nov. 7, 2008 /CNW/
Satinder Sharma

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 to Canada.

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; Patrizia
Giolti, CBSA/Communications Manager, (905) 803-5218



  • Manjit DHANOA, age 31
  • Harvishal KLER, age 23
  • Bakshish GHAI, age 22