At least three suspects – out of 10 – arrested by Canadian and American law enforcement agencies were facing US extradition, India Today reported.
They were nabbed in a joint operation ‘Dead Hand’ across the US, Canada and Mexico.
They are suspected of conspiring to traffic and import substantial quantities of cocaine and other illicit narcotics from Mexico through Los Angeles for distribution in Canada or across the US.
It was carried out by America’s Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
Ayush Sharma, 25, and Guramrit Sidhu, 60, from Brampton; and Subham Kumar, 29, from Calgary, are the three Indian-origin individuals facing extradition.
The operation centred around allegations of the individual’s involvement in a sophisticated drug trafficking network spanning Mexico, the United States, and Canada.
“Today’s charges and arrests across North America reflect the Justice Department’s close coordination with our Mexican and Canadian partners to disrupt international narcotics trafficking,” said Deputy Attorney General Lisa O Monaco.