Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Former border agent Jason Stokaluk faces charges

Four years after an undercover joint police operation code named Project Dolphin seized a multi-million-dollar drug cache and arrested seven people, the Thunder Bay Police Service announced six new arrests, including a former border guard. The six men face charges of possession, trafficking, importation and conspiracy of controlled substances for the benefit of a criminal organization related to 15 local warrants carried out on June 16, 2011, which seized $2.1-million cocaine and marijuana as well as $500,000 in cash.

The new arrests come as a result of information garnered from computers and cell phones seized from those who were charged in the first wave of what the police say is an organized crime ring.
Among those charged is 34-year-old Jason Stokaluk, who was serving as a Canadian Border Service Agency officer at the time drugs are alleged to have been crossing the Canada-U.S. border. Stokaluk is facing a Breach of Trust charge on top of charges he conspired to possess, import and traffic drugs for the benefit of a criminal organization.
13 CBSA employees were fired in 2013 for misconduct, up from nine in 2012 and significantly higher than the three employees terminated in 2010.