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Vancouver man gets five years in U.S. jail for selling a million-plus ecstasy pil

  1. Terrapinzflyer
    Vancouver man gets five years in U.S. jail for selling a million-plus ecstasy pills

    A Vancouver man was sentenced to five years in a U.S. prison Monday for selling a massive amount of drugs in a scheme that distributed more than a million ecstasy pills.

    Hon Chak Gordon Sin, a former engineer, was also fined $15,000 and will have a further three years of supervised release.

    Sin kept meticulous records in a ledger police found in his Seattle apartment, showing that he had personally distribued 753,500 ecstasy pills.

    "Law-enforcement officers secretly watched Sin as he sold first 1,000 ecstasy pills, and later 100,000 pills," the U.S. Attorney's office said in a news release.

    "Sin was arrested at the second drug deal at the Westin Hotel in Seattle. At the Seattle apartment Sin shared with a girlfriend, agents found an additional 109,000 ecstasy pills and $81,000 in cash."

    Police also found seven spare tires that had been used to smuggle the drugs.

    Assistant United States Attorney Kate Crisham said Sin was a well-educated, intelligent individual with a loving family who "had been provided with many educational and professional opportunities throughout the course of his life."

    "It is true that [Sin] lost a significant amount of his savings as a result of bad business investments in a restaurant franchise business, and had a difficult break-up with his fianceé," Crisham said. "But rather than working hard and going back to his prior career as an electrical engineer, [Sin] instead chose to respond to these challenges by selling drugs,” Crisham wrote in her sentencing memo.

    DECEMBER 21, 2009



  1. fnord
    5 years in the US doing fed time for a million+ pills? That seems like a very low sentence for the feds..
  2. Raoul duke420
    Thats what swim was thinking, either dude had some magical lawyer or maybe he snitched, cause 5 yrs for a million pills aint shit.
  3. old hippie 56
    Singing like a canary, and only a 15K fine!
  4. Terrapinzflyer
    hmm- having resided in the NW for many years and being fairly familiar with the BC to US scene, turtles aardvark will say Canadians usually get fairly light sentences in the US.
  5. fnord
    Any hypothesis on why?
  6. Terrapinzflyer
    ^^^ Politics. The US does not want its citizens doing harsh sentences in other countries, so they return the favor by giving minimum sentences to foreign nationals. Many of the mexican "kingpins" likewise get sentences shorter then domestic mid-level dealers...
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