Monday, December 12, 2016

RCMP charge border officer Chad Gale in Canada-US smuggling probe

The RCMP says a Canada Border Services Agency officer has been charged in a smuggling investigation. The arrest came as part of a joint forces investigation that focused on a criminal organization that was smuggling truckloads of contraband tobacco into Canada from the United States.

37-year-old Chad Gale of Welland, Ontario is charged with breach of trust by a public officer. Police allege the group's smuggling activities were facilitated by the CBSA border services officer working at the Peace Bridge in Fort Erie, Ont. Police say
CBSA southern Ontario regional director Rick Comerford called it a very serious matter.

"It is an isolated incident and in no way reflects the integrity and professionalism of the thousands of dedicated CBSA officers."