Newspaper article The Canadian Press

U.S. 'Godfather of Grass' to Remain Detained in Montreal after Thursday Arrest

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

U.S. 'Godfather of Grass' to Remain Detained in Montreal after Thursday Arrest

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U.S. 'Godfather of Grass' to remain detained

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MONTREAL - An American man known as the "Godfather of Grass" will remain in detention in Montreal as he awaits extradition to the U.S., the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada said Friday.

A spokesman for the board said John Robert Boone was calm but refused to answer questions from border services agents during a detention review hearing Friday afternoon.

Boone was arrested without incident in Montreal on Thursday after eight years on the run, several months after police opened an investigation at the request of U.S. authorities.

In an email, board spokesman Christian Tessier said authorities considered Boone to be a flight risk with the means to go back underground if released.

He will remain in detention at least until his next hearing, scheduled for Dec. …

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