|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."