Former Mountie who pleaded guilty in cocaine case resented RCMP colleagues: Court documents

Published: January 8, 2014

THE CANADIAN PRESS 

Rapinder Singh Sidhu

Former RCMP officer Rapinder Singh Sidhu in Surrey Provincial Court in Surrey in June 2010. Mark van Manen, PROVINCE PROVINCE

SEATTLE — U.S. court documents say a former Mountie resented the RCMP so much that he turned to his previous adversaries in organized crime and sold them his specialized knowledge.

Rapinder Singh Sidhu has pleaded guilty to his role in smuggling cocaine across the Canada-U.S. border and is expected to be sentenced to eight years in prison later this week.

U.S. District Attorney Jenny Durkan says Sidhu also contributed to the corruption of a fellow law enforcement officer who sabotaged his own career by becoming involving in the drug-smuggling scheme.

While Sidhu is accused of being a leader in the operation that began at an unknown time and ended in May 2008, Durkan says the ex-Mountie continues to blame others for his crimes.

Court documents say the case involves the seizure of two loads of cocaine — in July 2007 in Orange County, Calif., and in May 2008 in Everett, Wash., where a Canadian border inspector recruited by Sidhu allowed the vehicle to enter B.C. without inspection.

Durkan says that in the case of the California load, both drivers received 12 years behind bars and that there’s no justice in the six- to eight-year plea deal bargained for Sidhu.


Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,





Featured

Travels To My Elephant'

Prince Charles and wife Camilla announce autorickshaw race in India to save elephants

IANS London – A colourful autorickshaw race will be held in November this year in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh to raise awareness for…
Continue Reading »

ADOPTION INDIA

India’s ‘shameful’ adoption record

With 30 million orphans, just 2,500 adoptions took place in India in 2014 RAMA LAKSHMI WASHINGTON POST When Shreya Roy applied to adopt an orphan…
Continue Reading »

allergy-death-manslaughter

Restaurateur faces manslaughter charge after customer died of peanut allergy

IANS London – An Indian restaurant owner in Britain has been charged with manslaughter following the death of a customer after eating curry prepared at…
Continue Reading »

LOCAL NEWS

Changes to Nova Scotia law allow sex assault victims to sue retroactively

THE CANADIAN PRESS HALIFAX — Victims of sexual assault in Nova Scotia are now able to launch civil lawsuits against their abusers regardless of when…
Continue Reading »

Changes to Nova Scotia law allow sex assault victims to sue retroactively

THE CANADIAN PRESS HALIFAX — Victims of sexual assault in Nova Scotia are now able to launch civil lawsuits against their abusers regardless of when…
Continue Reading »

Today in History – April 9

Advance THE CANADIAN PRESS Today in History for April 9: On this date: In 1682, French explorer Robert de La Salle claimed the Mississippi River…
Continue Reading »

Don't Miss...

Vancouver car sales

Planning to buy a new car? Check out what’s on offer at Like It Buy It Vancouver

POSTMEDIA NEWS Act fast to buy your dream car at a discount. A rare new Roush RS3 race car is on sale now for 25…
Continue Reading »

India-Vancouver Desi

Justin Bieber’s roast on Indian TV on Fools’ Day

IANS New Delhi – Singer Justin Bieber’s infamous ‘roast’, hosted by Kevin Hart, will hit Indian television on April 1, just months after the controversial…
Continue Reading »

messy custody battle-desi lingerie model

Jeremy Renner’s messy divorce from B.C. model gets messier as custody battle rages

VANCOUVER DESI A B.C. woman who was married to Hollywood actor Jeremy Renner is being accused of being a gold digger and blackmailer who has…
Continue Reading »

India-Canada-Vancouver Desi

Indian PM Narendra Modi to visit Vancouver, Toronto and Ottawa in April

VANCOUVER DESI Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is coming to Canada in April, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced Wednesday. Modi will be visiting Toronto, Ottawa…
Continue Reading »

India marriage-abuse-prostitution-poverty

Indian child bride became a mother of three at age 14, was forced into prostitution by husband, then abondoned

HINDUSTAN TIMES She was barely 10 when her parents sold her off, became a mother of three by the age of 14 and was abandoned…
Continue Reading »


Bollywood Latest

Bollywood bride

Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma becomes a bride, not for Kohli but 7Up

IANS New Delhi – “Band Baaja Baaraat” actress Anushka Sharma, who was spotted at the India-Australia cricket match in Sydney on Thursday, had decked up…
Continue Reading »

Bollywood-Cricket

Bollywood filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma’s cricket bomb: I am sooooo happyyy India lost

HINDUSTAN TIMES We have an advice for filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma and it’s a simple one: Think before you tweet. Hot on the heels on…
Continue Reading »

Bollywood actor Salman Khan

Bollywood actor Salman Khan’s statement to be recorded in hit-and-run case

IANS Mumbai – Bollywood mega star Salman Khan will step into the witness box on Friday to record his statement on the 13-year-old hit-and-run case…
Continue Reading »