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Cocaine smuggler will not get new trial

VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – There will be no new trial for the man from Abbotsford who was convicted for trying to smuggle 50 kilos of cocaine into Canada.

Ajitpal Sekhon was pulled over at the Aldergrove crossing in January 2005.

He was convicted and sentenced to ten years in prison last year even though he claimed he didn’t know there was cocaine in the truck.

The trial judge didn’t buy it, and pointed out Sekhon was caught with a fob that opened a secret compartment in the truck where the $1.5 million in coke was hidden.

Sekhon appealed and his lawyer argued the judge relied too heavily on the fob as evidence.

In a split decision, a panel of appeal court judges shot him down and the conviction is being upheld.

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A real Canadian

Save the taxpayers some money and deport this POS back to where he came from.

December 23, 2012 at 7:00 am
RE: Rod

Rod,

I’m guessing your screen name is short for NIMROD because you clearly are one. Just because he is of Indian ethnicity, why would you assume he’s not a citizen? Whether a naturalized one or a born Canadian? It’s ignorant and narrow minded to assume everyone without a european sounding name isn’t a citizen. Get your head out of where the sun don’t shine and open your eyes.

This country was built on the backs of immigrants and, whether you choose to believe it or not, even the Smiths, Jones’ and the rest of their European cronies were all Immigrants once.

December 22, 2012 at 6:04 pm