Rapinder (Rob) Sidhu was arrested recently in Montreal and has been charged in Washington state with being a leader of a cocaine smuggling ring. Sidhu, who is on trial in Surrey for allegedly misusing a police computer to get information about the Bacon brothers, was picked up Aug. 29 by the RCMP.
SURREY – Former Indo-Canadian RCMP officer Rapinder (Rob) Sidhu was recently arrested in Montreal on charges that he conspired to smuggle hundreds of kilograms of cocaine worth millions from B.C. to Washington state.
Sidhu, who is on trial in Surrey for allegedly misusing a police computer to get information about the Bacon brothers, was picked up Aug. 29 about 4:30 p.m., RCMP Cpl. Luc Thibault confirmed from Montreal Wednesday, reported the Vancouver Sun.
Sidhu remains in custody and will be back in a Montreal court Friday to set a date for his extradition hearing, federal Crown prosecutor Christian Jarry told the Sun Wednesday.
Jarry said Sidhu has not applied for bail, though his lawyer has indicated that he would do so.
Sidhu moved from Abbotsford to Montreal last winter, despite being in the middle of an on-again, off-again trial in Surrey on one count of impersonating a police officer.