Indian Among Others From SurreyCharged In Australia

Four young Canadian residents, including an Indianman from Surrey, are accused of trying to bring millionsof dollars of heroin into Australia.

Three of four people charged with importing heroin into Australia have been identified as Tyrell Brown (left), Jason Singh and Maddie Trim. - Facebook images

SURREY – Four young Canadian residents, including an Indianman from Surrey, with all four from the Surrey area, havebeen arrested in Melbourne, Australia for allegedly trying tosmuggle five million dollars worth of drugs into the country.CTV News reported that Jason Singh, 21, Tyrell Brown, 20,Madison Trim, 19, and an unnamed 17-year-old were arrestedand accused of trying to import 17kg of heroin into Melbourne.On Monday, Nov. 18 Australian Customsand Border Protection Service agents atMelbourne Airport identified the four,who were carrying two bags each, forexamination after they’d arrived on aflight from China.“The officers felt the bags were a little bitheavy after they had been emptied,” saidHerald Sun court reporter ShannonDeery, who has been following the storyin Melbourne. “An X-ray of the luggagefound a white powder that had been builtinto the bottom of the bag.”The powder tested positive for heroinand police arrested Singh, Brown, Trimand a 17-year-old suspect who is tooyoung to identify.They are all facing charges of importinga commercial quantity of a border controlleddrug, namely heroin, contrary tosection 307.1 of the Criminal Code Act1995. CTV News found Facebook pagesmatching the names of the accused who all live in the Metro Vancouver area.Brown’s Facebook page lists Elgin ParkSecondary in his school history whileSingh, a Dutch national who resided inSurrey, attended Lord TweedsmuirSecondary, reported Surrey Leader.On a Nov. 16 Facebook post that hassince been deleted, Trim writes: “bye byethailand youve been very good to us, wewill be back.”Trim is believed to have ran in the samecircles as Singh and Brown, while the 17-year-old (who cannot be identifiedbecause of her age) reportedly attendedschool in South Surrey.“They are all facing life imprisonment,the toughest sentence you can get here inAustralia,” Deery said. “It is a crimeauthorities want to stamp out completely.”Spokesperson for ACBPS DeanHogarth said in a press release the“seizure was a significant one forMelbourne Airport.”“This was a sophisticated operation,involving multiple people and numerousbags,” Hogarth said. “Despite its sophistication,Customs and Border Protectionofficers have again stopped a significantamount of heroin reaching our communities.”The four are being held in custodyuntil their next court appearance inFebruary.

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