The owner of an Ontario trucking company has pleaded guilty to smuggling hundreds of kilograms of cocaine across the border in western New York in his trucks.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Buffalo says 39-year-old Parminder Sidhu of Brampton, Ont., pleaded guilty to conspiracy in federal court Wednesday.
Investigators say that between 2009 and 2011, Sidhu’s trucks — equipped with false compartments — were used to smuggle more than 1,700 kilograms of cocaine into Canada.
He faces at least 10 years in prison when he’s sentenced in May.
Two co-defendants have been convicted of similar charges and will be sentenced in April.