Two individuals suspected of being involved in a number of conspiracies to import cocaine have been arrested by police. The investigation led by the Airport Federal Investigation Section (AFIS) shows that, between 2009 and 2011, several suspects arrested for smuggling cocaine by the Canada Border Services Agency at the Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau Airport were actually working as mules on behalf of the two accused.
It is alleged that the suspects, 58-year-old Dejean Victor of Toronto and 42-year-old Merlande Dont of Montréal, conspired to import cocaine from Haiti to Canada and recruited Canadians to carry the drugs. During the course of the investigation, three mules were arrested and charged with importation of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, resulting in a total seizure of four kilograms of cocaine.
Dejean Victor and Merlande Dont will face charges of importing and conspiracy to import cocaine under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. Merlande Dont is scheduled to appear in court today in Montréal.
This operation was conducted with the assistance of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Toronto and the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal. The Haitian National Police also contributed to the investigation.
Appeal to the Public
If you have information on individuals or groups of persons you suspect to be involved in drug trafficking, contact the RCMP at 514 939-8300/1 800 771-5401 or your local police department.