Jail in cocaine conspiracy

An Osoyoos man who earlier this year pleaded guilty to conspiracy to import cocaine will spend several more years behind bars.

Kevin Van Kalkeren was sentenced in Vancouver on Friday to 16 years in prison, minus five years and seven months credit for pre-trial custody.

The sentence included a DNA order, a firearms prohibition and forfeiture of approximately $4 million dollars.

In 2012, Van Kalkeren, a Hells Angels associate, was among a group of suspects charged with conspiracy to import a controlled substance and conspiracy to traffic in a controlled substance.

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