A former Indian ambassador claimed that Justin Trudeau’s airplane was “full of” cocaine and that the prime minister, whom he dubbed a “Canadian Rambo,” was so high on the substance that he missed a critical G20 dinner.
The bold accusations came from Deepak Vohra, a former Indian ambassador to Sudan. He alleged on Monday that there was a “credible rumor” that Indian drug-sniffing dogs found cocaine on Trudeau’s government plane while it was parked in Delhi.
Vohra alleged that his wife saw Trudeau at the Delhi airport, and he looked “depressed and stressed.” He said Trudeau did not come out of his room for two days. He called Trudeau, who recently separated from his wife, a “lonely” man.
“He has gone insane. He has become lonely. He is now trying to show that he is a Canadian Rambo, and nothing can go wrong in his presence,” Vohra said.
Trudeau’s office said the accusations made by Vohra are “absolutely false” and are a “troubling example of how disinformation can make its way into media reporting.”
The prime minister was in India earlier this month for the G20 meeting. However, he had trouble returning home after his plane was grounded because of “technical” issues. The aircraft was grounded for a few days until it was repaired.
Recently, a politically charged row between India and Canada ensued after Trudeau accused the Indian government of being complicit in killing a Sikh separatist in Canada, Hardeep Singh Nijjar.
In 2020, India had labeled Nijjar a terrorist. He was fatally shot in his car by two people with masks on outside a Sikh temple on June 18, 2023, in Surrey, British Columbia.
India has said the allegations are “absurd.”
Trudeau said last week that Canadian intelligence agencies were investigating whether “agents of the government of India” were involved in Singh Nijjar’s murder.
Tensions have mounted to the point where India suspended handing out Visas to Canadians, which Vohra said was “the right thing.”