The RCMP Northeast District has charged four people in connection with the theft of a transport truck and a refrigerated unit carrying frozen lobster in 2016.
On July 1, 2016, a transport truck was stolen from Eco-Technologies Ltd in Caraquet, N.B. The truck was then used in the theft of the refrigerated unit of lobster from LeBreton and Sons Fisheries Ltd. in Grand-Anse, N.B. The load of lobster was valued at $1-million dollars.
The following four individuals have each been charged with theft over $5000 and theft of truck over $5000:
- 40-year-old Ghislain Leblanc of Cap-Bateau, N.B. He will appear in provincial court in Caraquet, N.B. on June 20, 2017.
- 21-year-old Keven Facchino-Lemay of Terrebonne, Q.C. He will appear in provincial court in Tracadie, N.B. on June 28, 2017.
- 52-year-old Dyno Facchino of Saint-Georges-de-Beauce, Q.C. He will appear in court at a later date.
- 42-year-old Claude Robert of Saint-Benoît-Labre, Q.C. He will appear in court at a later date.
Police believe the lobster theft is connected to a larger crime ring targeting cargo shipments in Quebec and New Brunswick. The investigation is continuing.