Immigration board orders B.C. gangster Sophon Sek detained pending deportation

Sophon Sek was just a young child when he came to Canada from war-torn Cambodia.

But now, the 39-year-old B.C. gangster convicted of helping the Surrey Six killers has agreed to return to the country he left more than 30 years ago.

An Immigration and Refugee Board member ruled Monday that Sek should remain in custody until the Canada Border Services Agency can secure travel documents for his return to Southeast Asia.

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