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SMUGGLER License Plates Expose... Smuggler

A drug runner with "Smuggler" vanity plates bunks at Smuggler's Inn, leading to world's most obvious drug bust.

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By McCarton Ackerman

03/20/12

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If you're smuggling cocaine across the Canadian border, you might be ill-advised to book a room at a hotel called Smuggler's Inn, but that's exactly what 20-year-old Jasmin Klair did, according to Homeland Security. Even worse, she was picked up at a nearby Pizza Hut by the inn's owner, in a car with vanity license plates reading "SMUGGLER." Investigators followed the SUV back to the inn where they questioned Klair and found a box with nine bricks of cocaine weighing 24 pounds. Klair admitted to police that she was paid $4,000 by Gurjit Singh Sandhu to move the drugs from Bellingham, Washington to Vancouver, British Columbia. Following her own arrest, Sandhu still tried to convince Klair to run the drugs across the border—which was a mere 30 feet from her room. When she refused, Sandhu and Narminder Kaler drove over to pick up the box in person where, after a brief foot chase, they were arrested. All three remain jailed pending trial, which is scheduled to begin this summer.

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