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 from Washington state.
Justice Selwyn Romilly found Baljinder Singh Kandola
, a former employee with Canada Border Services, and his co-accused Shminder Singh Johal
, a former co-owner with Dream Motors and Speedline Auto Sales, guilty of a handful of offenses in New Westminster's Supreme Court of B.C.
The men were arrested near the Pacific Highway border crossing in Surrey, B.C., in October 2007, after police seized 208 kilograms of cocaine, three firearms and ammunition from a car driven by his accomplice, Herman Singh Rair