canadian drug smuggler sentenced to 96 months in prison
James Elliott, 62, of Windsor, Ontario, Canada, was sentenced today by the Honorable Petrese Tucker to 96 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy to import large amounts of ecstasy pills from Canada into the United States.
Elliott helped recruit and organize a group of smugglers, mostly from the Windsor area, who imported large quantities of drugs into the United States. These drugs were manufactured in Canada by Asian drug trafficking organizations. These organizations then hired Elliott and his couriers to transport the drugs to other drug dealers across the United States. Elliott’s offense conduct came to light in September 2007 when two couriers were stopped in Philadelphia and law enforcement officers seized 102,000 ecstasy pills which they attempted to distribute to drug dealers in Philadelphia and Boston.
The case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert J. Livermore
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