Delta man nabbed in U.S. on gun smuggling charge

Ravinder Singh Toor, 21, pleaded guilty to mailing a Glock handgun from the U.S. to a residence in North Delta.

A Delta man faces up to almost four years in a U.S. prison after pleading guilty to attempting to smuggle a gun across the border into Canada.

Court documents indicate Ravinder Singh Toor, 21, of Delta headed across the Pacific Highway border crossing on May 29 of this year, saying  he was just heading down to do some shopping at Bellis Fair mall.

Prior to his attempt to cross, B.C.’s Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU) warned border guards Toor may try to enter the U.S.

He had been under investigation in this province for alleged arms smuggling and drug trafficking.

After he entered the U.S., border patrol alerted the U.S. Homeland Security, which began to follow Toor.

According to charging papers, Toor dropped off his sister and cousin at the mall, then drove to an auto shop. He came out of the shop carrying a small black gun case.

He later drove to an electronics shop and came out with a “VCR-type device.”

Then he walked into a UPS store to mail the package to an address on 120 Street in Surrey.

Homeland Security investigators found a Glock handgun and  empty magazines.

Toor admitted he obtained a weapon in the United States.

His guilty plea, to a single count of smuggling firearms, was accepted Monday in U.S. District Court in Seattle.

Prosecutors suggested a sentence of up to three years and 10 months. He has not been formally sentenced.


Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Surrey bylaw’s tactics with Uber drivers deemed ‘entrapment’ and ‘completely wrong’

That’s what Councillors Brenda Locke and Linda Annis had to say Monday about city staff hailing Uber drivers then issuing them warnings

Whistleblower says Iranian-Americans questioned at Peace Arch crossing were targeted

Immigration lawyer says response from Customs Border Protection is a ‘total cover up’

Two men charged with first-degree murder in 2019 Surrey case

Two men charged with first-degree murder in killing of Andrew Baldwin, 30, in Surrey

‘Our Surrey Vision’ report to be made public Thursday

Community-engagement project launched by Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association last year

COLUMN: Ontario ride-hailing experience has implications for Surrey

Ride-hailing is now operating in B.C., in a lightning-quick response to the… Continue reading

VIDEO: Canada’s first presumptive case of coronavirus officially confirmed

Both patient and wife arrived on a China Southern Airlines flight after having been to Wuhan

First-place Canucks beat Blues 3-1 for ninth straight home win

Miller nets pair as Vancouver defeats Cup champs

Swapping grape varieties can help winemakers adapt to climate change: UBC study

Report says 56% of wine-grape-growing regions would be lost if global climate warms by 2 C

Alberta premier wants feds to approve Teck mine for benefit of First Nations

Kenney: ‘Surely [reconciliation] means saying yes to economic development for First Nations people’

Police search for man who went missing from Vernon hotel

Jay Rosenberger, 38, was last seen Friday

NDP suggests easing secondary housing rules for B.C. farmland

Lana Popham proposes guest homes not just for relatives

After four sex assaults linked, RCMP ask women not to walk alone in Coquitlam park

Four sexual assaults took place in Glen Park over two months

BC Place lights up in purple and yellow to honour Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter and seven others were killed in a helicopter crash

Most Read