Newspaper article The Canadian Press

RCMP Seize 127 Kilograms of Cocaine in Quebec Drug-Smuggling Investigation

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

RCMP Seize 127 Kilograms of Cocaine in Quebec Drug-Smuggling Investigation

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RCMP seize 127 kilos of cocaine in Quebec probe

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LAC SAINT-FRANCOIS, Que. - RCMP have seized 127 kilograms of cocaine and made three arrests in a drug smuggling investigation in southwestern Quebec, the force announced Thursday.

Investigators said they uncovered a scheme to import large quantities of cocaine destined for the Montreal market by routing it through Los Angeles and Houston.

They said the accused were also involved in trafficking cannabis and illegal tobacco.

Const. Erique Gasse said more arrests are possible.

"We did arrest three people this morning, one of whom will appear in court this afternoon, but the investigation is still ongoing," he said in a phone interview.

Gasse said the probe centred on the Lac Saint-Francois area, and officers also searched homes in Saint-Zotique, Que. …

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