Tribune News Service
Bathinda, June 29
Sixteen Punjabi NRIs have been booked for over 140 offences following a week-long investigation by the 21 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau of the Peel Region Police in Canada.
Residents of Brampton, Mississauga and York Region have been booked for offences, including mail theft, $5,000 fraud, identity theft, forging documents, possession of stolen property and controlled substances.
As per the Canadian Police, they began a multi-jurisdictional probe in collaboration with Canada Post, Halton Regional Police Service, Ontario Provincial Police and numerous financial institutions last month after scrutinising over 100 reports of mail theft between January and April and discovering links to a group of individuals residing in Brampton.
On June 16 and 17, two searches were conducted at residences in Brampton, where officers located stolen items.
Further arrests and charges are anticipated in relation to this investigation.
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