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.