Sunday, May 28, 2023

Cocaine importer Guillaume Latour-Laitre going away for a long time

Guillaume Latour-Laitre, 26, pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute, after U.S. border cops found 142 kg of cocaine hidden in a trailer. At the border, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers performed an outbound inspection on the tractor-trailer and discovered the cocaine hidden in a secret compartment in the trailer. Latour-Laitre admitted that from November to December 2019, while vice-president of a Quebec trucking company, he trafficked cocaine from the U.S. to Canada via tractor-trailer. Latour-Laitre was extradited from Canada in late 2022. He faces a minimum 10 years and up to life in prison, a term of supervised release of between five years and life, and a maximum $10m fine.
“He was offering [the trucker] $250 per kilo of cocaine. Each truck could contain 250 kg,”
A co-accused trucker was sentenced to 72 months in prison and five years of supervised release.