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UPDATE: Project Lynx Sentencing - 13 years and 222 days for Singh in a federal prison

By Pepper Parr

January 26th, 2022

BURLINGTON, ON

 

It is not unusual for the public to express dismay and concern when bail is given to an accused person for what many feel is a serious crime.

The sentences handed out seem very short at times.

A recent very serious case that involved a number of jurisdictions came to a close last week when a number of people were sentenced to prison for a long time.

The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) has an update to provide on a sentence delivered in connection with Project Lynx, a seven month investigation that targeted a highly organized and sophisticated drug network involved with drug trafficking, importing and money laundering.

In April 2021, the HRPS announced 7 arrests and more than 40 charges in connection with this investigation.

On January 20, 2022, Ajmer Singh (45) of Mississauga received a sentence of 13 years and 222 days for 1 count of possession for the purpose of trafficking fentanyl. Singh also received a 10 year (concurrent) sentence on 2 counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking cocaine.

In addition to these sentences, the courts also ordered the forfeiture of $727,883 cash, a vehicle used in the commission of the offences and several pieces of high end jewellery.

Deputy Chief of Regional Operations Jeff Hill

Deputy Chief of Regional Operations Jeff Hill stated, “Mr. Singh’s sentencing sends a strong message that those who put some of our most vulnerable community members at risk will be held accountable. This type of activity will never be tolerated in our community and our members will remain relentless in battling the ongoing opioid crisis and bringing those involved in trafficking to prosecution.”

Community safety is a shared responsibility. We urge anyone who can provide information regarding the trafficking of illicit drugs to call the Drug and Human Trafficking Unit at 905-825-4777 ext. 5331.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers. “See something? Hear something? Know something? Contact Crime Stoppers” at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.

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