RCMP and the Canadian Border Security Agency seized a large amount of controlled narcotics earlier this week.

‘Large amount’ of narcotics seized at B.C. border crossing

A Surrey man was released on bail from Cranbrook provincial court on Wednesday

A “large amount” of controlled narcotics was intercepted at the Kingsgate border crossing in a joint operation with border security officers and RCMP on Jan. 21, according to the Creston police.

The seizure was announced in a police bulletin earlier this week, which involved the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and the RCMP Federal Serious and Organized Crime Unit.

A 41-year-old man has been charged with allegedly importing a controlled substance, according to court records.

Varinderpal Nijjer was granted bail release from provincial court in Cranbrook on Tuesday, Jan. 22 by Justice Grant Sheard.

The release comes with a number of conditions, which includes surrendering his passport to authorities in Surrey and staying in contact with a bail probation officer.

Evidence presented in court during bail hearings is protected by a publication ban to prevent prejudice against an accused’s right to a fair trial.

A request for details about the incident, including the type and amount of drugs seized, was made to the CBSA on Tuesday.

Nijjer’s next appearance will be in provincial court in Creston on Feb. 22 to consult with legal counsel.

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