Pinoy dentist in arms trafficking case dies

By ABS-CBN North America Bureau

Posted at Aug 27 2014 09:41 AM | Updated as of Aug 28 2014 12:07 AM

REDWOOD CITY, California – The Filipino dentist from Daly City who was accused of plotting to illegally traffic guns from the Philippines to the United States with a California senator has died.

Dr. Wilson Sy Lim died of cardiac arrest Monday night at Kindred Hospital in San Leandro.

Lim was among 29 co-defendants in a massive Federal Bureau of Investigation corruption and gun trafficking sting that snared Democratic State Senator Leland Yee of San Francisco.

According to the FBI indictment, Yee was working with Lim to convince an undercover agent to illegally buy and smuggle $2 million worth of guns from an arms dealer in Mindanao.

A federal judge in San Francisco is still deciding on a trial date for Yee’s trial.

Balitang America attempted to contact prosecutors at the U.S. attorney’s office for a comment on how Lim’s death may affect the case against Yee. They have yet to respond.

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