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Trucker sentenced for smuggling $2.5M of meth through Whatcom County border crossing

Aug 16, 2022, 9:09 AM

Seized: FILE PHOTO: methamphetamine. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection)...

Seized: FILE PHOTO: methamphetamine. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

(U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

A Canadian trucker was sentenced to four years in prison for smuggling more than $2.5 million of methamphetamine from the U.S. into Canada through a Whatcom County border crossing.

Sarbjit Chahal of Surrey, British Columbia, was arrested in 2018 at the Pacific Highway Border Crossing in Blaine after a Canada Border Services Agency screening of his Canada-bound semi truck uncovered 33 kilograms of methamphetamine hidden in the driver’s cabin.

At his 2021 trial, Chahal twice took the stand in his own defense and claimed that he committed the crimes after receiving death threats from an individual that asked him to act as a drug courier.

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