Driver’s license for immigrants: five arrests, including an SAAQ employee

An employee of the Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec was handcuffed on Wednesday morning, along with four other suspects who allegedly produced and used false documents to provide driver’s licenses to immigrants.

“The suspects allowed their foreign customers to obtain a class 5 (passenger vehicle) and possibly a class 1 (heavy goods vehicle) driver’s license from the SAAQ, using falsified documents”, indicated the Sûreté of Quebec (SQ) in a press release.

According to our information, all the steps taken by the suspects with the SAAQ took place with the same employee.

The five defendants, four men and one woman, were arrested in Laval, Montreal, as well as Brampton, Ontario. They are between 25 and 67 years old.

This operation is the result of an extensive investigation that began four years ago. “These people operated mainly in the regions of Montreal, Laval and the Ontario border with Quebec,” said the Sûreté du Québec.

During the investigation, the SQ officers realized that the same scheme was also taking place on Ontario soil and therefore notified their colleagues at the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP).

The latter also carried out a police operation on Wednesday and arrested six people for similar crimes.

Among the group, there are two Quebecers, Gurvinder Singh, 55, from Laval and Gurpreet Singh, 33, from Saint-Eustache.

They appeared in court in Ontario before being released on conditions.

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