Saturday, April 6, 2019

Two charged in connection with cocaine seized at Port of Montreal - update

With a wholesale price of about $ 40k per kilo on the black market, the value of this seizure is at least $ 3.64m. According to the Montreal Journal, the RCMP used subterfuge to catch those responsible. After the container was intercepted by the CBSA, the cocaine was replaced with fake drug packages. They then waited for the container to be picked up.

The newspaper is reporting HA Quebec heavyweight Mario Brouillette financed the shipment.

Mario Brouillette in 2011
Tudor Donciu, 32, was arrested along with Patrick Simionescu, 26. Both men were born in Romania. One is a Canadian citizen. The men were arrested this week at a warehouse on St-Urbain St. after CBSA inspectors discovered more than 81kg of cocaine in a shipping container at the port.
Both men are charged with importing cocaine into Canada and with being in possession of cocaine with the intent to traffic.