Seizure of 273 kg of cocaine in Nova Scotia: a Quebecer pleads not guilty

News 22 March, 2018
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    Thursday, 22 march 2018 15:43

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    A Quebecer who was arrested in September during a mega seizure of cocaine in Nova Scotia has pleaded not guilty to the charges against him on Wednesday.

    Luc Chevrefils, 59-year-old native of St-Zotique, in Montérégie, faces charges of possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking and conspiracy to import cocaine.

    The lawyer Chevrefils has recorded a plea of not guilty at the hearing in court of his client Wednesday at the courthouse of Halifax, reported the local newspaper “The Chronicle Herald”.

    Chevrefils, who was released on bail during the court proceedings, currently lives with his father in Quebec.

    Chevrefils and his alleged accomplice, Jacques John Grenier, allegedly tried to import them to Canada 273 kg of cocaine on September 3, last.

    Agents of the Agency of Canada border services (CBSA) were aboard a boat that came from Saint-Martin, a small Caribbean island.

    Once aboard, the agents had discovered and seized several bricks of cocaine.

    The investigation which followed led to the arrest of Chevrefils and Attic.

    Jacques John Grenier, 69, pleaded guilty in November to the charges brought against him. Its award should be made on 10 April.