|A 12-year saga of drug smuggling and attempted murder came to an end Thursday in a Seattle courtroom when Surrey resident Kevin Donald Kerfoot was sentenced to 13 years in a U.S. prison.
Court documents describe Kerfoot as "the leader of a massive cross-border drug smuggling operation" and say he was "likely" responsible for ordering the killing of a former co-conspirator who had turned against him.
Kerfoot was indicted in 2006, nine months after men working for him were caught trying to smuggle 41 kilograms of cocaine into Canada.|
He pleaded guilty in April of this year after fighting extradition to the U.S. for a decade. The other members of the smuggling ring were sentenced to prison terms ranging from three years to 6½ years. They have all been released after serving their sentences.