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Border guard and accomplice get jails terms for drug smuggling conspiracy

VANCOUVER - Lengthy prison terms have been handed to a former Canadian border guard and another man who were found guilty of smuggling cocaine and guns into B.C. from Washington state.

Baljinder Singh Kandola, who was a guard with the Canadian Border Services Agency, was given 15 years, while Shminder Singh Johal, a former co-owner of a car business, was handed 18 years.

They were arrested in Surrey, B.C., in October 2007 when police seized 208 kilograms of cocaine, three firearms and ammunition from a car driven by a third man.

The court was told that Johal conspired with Kandola to bring the illicit goods through Kandola's checkpoint at the Pacific Border crossing south of Vancouver.

Kandola was found guilty of conspiring to import cocaine into Canada, importing cocaine, breach of trust and corruption.

Johal was convicted of conspiracy, drug and weapons charges, as well as bribing Kandola. (CKNW)

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