Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Halifax Coast Guard, Military Staffers Charged after International Drug Probe

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Halifax Coast Guard, Military Staffers Charged after International Drug Probe

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More charges laid after cartel drug bust

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HALIFAX - Two former employees of the Canadian Coast Guard and the Department of National Defence are facing charges in Halifax following a drug investigation with ties to Colombian and Mexican drug cartels.

The RCMP allege the pair used their positions to gain access to information for criminal intent.

The police investigation, which started in the spring of 2013, uncovered evidence of conspiracies to import cocaine from Antigua, Brazil, Colombia, Guyana and the United States.

When the RCMP first announced the results of their investigation last year, they said multiple charges had been laid against people in Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia.

The Mounties also confirmed that among those charged was Ryan James Wedding, a former Olympic snowboarder who lives in Montreal. …

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