One of six men charged in connection with a cross-border drug-smuggling operation has pleaded guilty before Senior U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny.
Gursharan Singh, 33, of Brompton, Ont., was charged with conspiracy to possess and distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine. He faces a mandatory minimum of 10 years in prison when he is sentenced Nov. 16.
Prosecutors said Singh was part of a conspiracy to smuggle cocaine into Canada from the U.S. via several international bridges, including those in the Buffalo-Niagara region. Investigators believe the group moved approximately 2,000 kilograms of cocaine between 2007 and May 2011.
Officials said the case involved the largest seizure of cocaine in the history of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Western District of New York.