|Harinder Dhaliwal, 47, of Brampton, Ont. pleaded guilty to a conspiracy to smuggle more than $120 million worth of cocaine from the U.S. into Canada. Dhaliwal admitted to being part of an international conspiracy that trafficked more than 3,000 kilograms of cocaine worth $120 million between 2007 and 2011.|
Dhaliwal conspired with Ravinder Arora, Michael Bagri, Parminder Sidhu, Alvin Randhawa, Gursharan Singh and Huy Hong Nguyen.
|Conspirators used tractor-trailers with false compartments in the floor of the vehicles. Dhaliwal and others used steel tubing, kick plates and other supplies they purchased to fabricate the false compartments in several tractor-trailers.
Ledgers seized during the federal investigation detailed at least a dozen smuggling trips that were made from late 2009 to September 2010 that involved about 1,617 kilograms of cocaine.|
Dhaliwal faces a minimum of 10 years in prison when he is sentenced.