Friday, November 17, 2017

273 kg of cocaine seized from sailboat in Nova Scotia - Update

Jacques Grenier, 68 has pleaded guilty to two charges in Halifax provincial court. He pleaded guilty to charges of importation and possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking. The crown will be seeking an extended prison term. Grenier and Luc Chevrefils, 59, were arrested in September. Grenier has a history that involves drugs and sailboats. In March 1997, a U.S. District Court judge acquitted him of smuggling nearly 810 kilograms of marijuana from Jamaica into Florida.
A Canada Border Services Agency team showed up at an East River marina in Lunenburg County and boarded the nine-metre sailboat 'Quesera' belonging to Grenier, who lives aboard the vessel. The search turned up 273 kilograms of cocaine. The cocaine was coming from the Caribbean island of St. Martin.

The man's trip took two weeks to a month.

Luc Chevrefils, 59