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3 NRIs arrested on Extradition Warrants to US for 48 Kg of cocaine-
in September of 2007


BRAMPTON, ON, Dec. 20, 2008
Satinder Sharma & J. Gill

On December 18th, 2008, the Greater Toronto Area Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU) arrested four Ontario individuals on Extradition Act warrants as a result of a lengthy international drug exportation investigation that lead to drug related charges laid by the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) in Los Angeles, California.

The four men facing extradition in relation to the cocaine that was seized in September 2007 are:

Today, officers from CFSEU and Peel Regional Police Service arrested four individuals under the Extradition Act for US indictments in relation to the 48 Kg. of cocaine seized in the United States. They are:

  • Ravi Shanker, 46, of Brampton
  • Varinder Sahota, 48, of Caledon
  • Narinder “Ladi” Singh, 43, of Brampton
  • Thi Mong Huyen Tran, 45

They are all facing drug charges in the U.S. Both Singh and Tran were already in custody when they were arrested Friday and Singh also faces Canadian charges of conspiracy to commit robbery and gun possession.

“This investigation has brought focus to an International South Asian organized Crime Group that has exploited a number of Canadian Truck Drivers in facilitating cross border drug trafficking” said Superintendent Mark Fleming, Officer In Charge of CFSEU.

The CFSEU model permits investigators from several different agencies at the federal, provincial and municipal levels to work together on major organized crime investigations. CFSEU's maximize the collective resources of the law enforcement agencies and government departments involved in combating organized crime.

Our success in intelligence-led policing depends upon our willingness to work with law enforcement, security agencies, colleagues in the criminal justice system and other stakeholders across Canada and internationally.

The GTA CFSEU is comprised of members from several law enforcement agencies including the RCMP, Toronto Police Service, Peel Regional Police Service, Ontario Provincial Police, York Regional Police Service, Durham Regional Police Service and Canada Border Services Agency.

CFSEU and Peel Regional Police Service started two year investigation in conjunction with the DEA which led to the seizure of forty eight kilograms of cocaine in September of 2007. A South Asian organized crime group has been involved in the large scale cross border trafficking of illicit drugs.

During the course of this investigation several arrests occurred in Canada. In October 2007 charges of Conspiracy to Commit Robbery and possession of a restricted weapon were laid against:

  • Narinder “Ladi” Singh, age 43 of Brampton, Ontario
  • Genti Karapici, age 24 of York, Ontario
  • Mandeep Kharod, age29 of Brampton, Ontario
  • Manjit Gill, age 39 of Brampton, Ontario
  • Gurpreet Dhillon, age 30 of Brampton, Ontario
  • Wayne Swaby, age 33 of Mississauga, Ontario

In December 2007 charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking and conspiracy to traffic a controlled substance were laid against:

  • Verinder Bal, age 28 of Brampton, Ontario
  • Ramanjit Gill, age 27 of Brampton, Ontario
  • Narinder Singh, age 43 of Brampton, Ontario