Quebec man pleads guilty to drug trafficking

Published: May. 25, 2023 at 1:11 PM EDT
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UTICA, N.Y. (WCAX) - Prosecutors say a major drug trafficker pleaded guilty Wednesday to smuggling cocaine from the U.S. to Canada through Derby Line.

Guillaume Latour-Laitre, 26, is an executive at a commercial trucking company in Quebec. Through the business, authorities say he trafficked cocaine in a tractor-trailer beginning in 2019.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers inspected the trailer and found more than 300 pounds of cocaine.

He faces up to life in prison, and a possible $10 million fine. He is scheduled to be sentenced October 12.