Saturday, July 29, 2017

Kevin Donald Kerfoot pulls 13 years for Cocaine Smuggling

A 12-year saga of drug smuggling and attempted murder came to an end Thursday in a Seattle courtroom when Surrey resident Kevin Donald Kerfoot was sentenced to 13 years in a U.S. prison. Court documents describe Kerfoot as "the leader of a massive cross-border drug smuggling operation" and say he was "likely" responsible for ordering the killing of a former co-conspirator who had turned against him. Kerfoot was indicted in 2006, nine months after men working for him were caught trying to smuggle 41 kilograms of cocaine into Canada.

 He pleaded guilty in April of this year after fighting extradition to the U.S. for a decade. The other members of the smuggling ring were sentenced to prison terms ranging from three years to 6½ years. They have all been released after serving their sentences.