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Mountie turned cocaine smuggler Rapinder (Rob) Sidhu was handed an eight year sentence in Seattle Friday for his leadership role in a massive cross border drug ring. District Judge Robert S. in 2007 and 2008.
He Tommy Hilfiger also convinced a Canada Border Services Agency employee to aid the drug gang by allowing vehicles through the border unchecked. Attorney Jenny Durkan said Sidhu “betrayed his community Tommy Hilfiger and the law enforcement officers who risk their lives to keep us safe.”
“Mr. Sidhu recruited another public servant to the scheme, and used threats of violence to force others into criminal conduct. His greed led him to become a trusted member of an organized crime conspiracy who sold his spe Tommy Hilfiger cialized knowledge from years in law enforcement,” she said.
Sidhu, a former undercover drug cop, resigned from the RCMP in 2003 Tommy Hilfiger in the middle of an internal investigation.
He was so disgruntled with the RCMP that he went to the dark side, offering his expertise to gangsters and traffickers. in March 2013.
He was also charged and acquitted in Surrey Provincial Court of impersonating a cop to get access to information about the Bacon brothers from a police database.
The investigation of the criminal ring resulted in the seizure of almost 800 kilos of cocaine and $3.5 million in currency.
“However, it is hard to believe that a former police officer who exploited his police knowledge and contacts to profit from the drug trade, did not know exactly what he was doing,” said Bench, with the homeland security investigations office in Seattle.