Police broke up a billion-dollar drug trafficking ring has smuggled about 300 pounds of marijuana a day into the United States. Photograph by: Robyn Beck/Getty Images.
Cross-Border Drug Ring Broken: U.S. -- The Montreal Gazette
Five Quebecers arrested; Smuggled about 300 pounds of marijuana a day into United States, authorities say.
Authorities in the United States say they have broken up a billion-dollar drug trafficking ring that has been smuggling marijuana into the U.S. from Quebec and Ontario.
Police say the ring leader was 23-year-old Brossard resident Steven Sarti.
Agents from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency arrested Sarti on June 17 in Vermont. This week indictments were handed down against 12 suspects authorities said were members of Sarti's network from Ontario, Quebec, Boston and Florida.
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