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Judge finds former B.C. border guard found guilty in cross-border drug deals

July 03, 2012 - 6:13 PM

VANCOUVER - A former Canadian border guard has been convicted for his part in a conspiracy that saw him wave vehicles through the border that were importing cocaine and guns into Canada.

Baljinder Singh Kandola and his co-accused Shminder Singh Johal were arrested in October 2007 and police seized 208 kilograms of cocaine and three firearms from the car of an accomplice.

As early as March 2005, border officials had warned guards to watch for anything suspicious around Johal's company, Speedline Auto Sales, which was suspected of smuggling cocaine into Canada.

B.C. Supreme Court Justice Selwyn Romilly found Kandola guilty of charges of conspiracy and importation of cocaine, breach of trust and corruptly accepting money.

Johal was found guilty of conspiracy to import cocaine and guns, possession of a controlled substance, and giving or offering to give money to an official.

A sentencing hearing will be held for both men starting July 9.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2012
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