Canadian Man Sentenced To 14 Years In Prison For Role In Cocaine Distribution Scheme
CAMDEN, N.J. – A Canadian man was sentenced today to 168 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy to traffic 100 kilograms of cocaine from Chicago to New Jersey and then on to Canada, Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick announced.
Sezayir Bulaman, 49, of Hemmingford, Canada, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Court Judge Robert Kugler to an indictment charging him with one count of conspiring to distribute more than five kilograms or more of cocaine. Judge Kugler imposed the sentence today in Camden federal court.
According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:
Between October 2012 and Nov. 29, 2012, Bulaman conspired with others to pick up 100 kilograms of cocaine in Chicago, Illinois, transport it to a warehouse in New Jersey and then transport it to Canada. He was indicted in 2012, but fought extradition to the United States. The FBI seized the cocaine as part of the operation.
In addition to the prison term, Judge Kugler sentenced Bulaman to five years of supervised release.
Acting U.S. Attorney Fitzpatrick credited special agents of the FBI, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Timothy Gallagher, with the investigation leading to today’s sentencing.
The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Sara F. Merin of the OCDETF/Narcotics Unit and Andrew J. Bruck of the Economic Crimes Unit of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Newark.
Defense counsel: Richard Sparaco Esq., Cherry Hill, New Jersey