article: Vancouver Province
A former B.C. union boss caught smuggling cocaine was jailed in the U.S. for eight years yesterday after refusing to co-operate with authorities.
'He didn't co-operate or testify or give up any names, and that would have reduced his sentence,' said Tom Rice of the U.S. Attorney's Office in Spokane. 'The investigation started on Jan. 18 in a field near the Canadian border and got cold after that and ended in that field.'