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Man pleads guilty to transporting cocaine from Montreal to Abitibi

The two were arrested in October following a Montreal police operation called Project Maculé. The investigation began as a murder investigation that was eventually tied to a drug trafficking network.

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Two men who delivered cocaine from Montreal to Abitibi pleaded guilty Wednesday to a drug trafficking network operated in Mercier.

The two men were arrested in October following a Montreal police investigation called Project Maculé. The investigation began as an inquiry into the death of her Bardia Gorji, who was murdered in 2020. Homicide investigators found evidence linking his death to a drug trafficking network. Among his 12 indicted in October, Hells also knows of her relationship with the Angels.

Kevin Cruset-Tremblet, 33, and Simon Saint-Germain-Monpetit, 30, both of Montreal, pleaded guilty to a series of charges before Judge Pierre Rabel of the Court of Quebec.

Crousset-Tremblay appeared before the judge first. He pleaded guilty to conspiracy, trafficking of controlled substances, and possession with intent to traffick. His small role in the network was revealed in May 2021.

Defense Attorney Isabella Theoris said that while the project her Maculet was underway, investigators suspected Cruce that she was part of a group that carried cocaine with Tremblay. said he knew Cannabis and methamphetamine to the Abitibi region.

After intercepting dozens of phone conversations, investigators learned that from Montreal he had moved to an address in Ballote, a town in Abitibi, more than 550 kilometers north. . It was used to store the network's drugs. On May 19, 2021, Crousset-Tremblay and another man charged with Project Maculé were arrested at a rented chalet in Barraute for two kilograms of cocaine and $11,000.

The sentencing stage of the Crousset-Tremblay case will begin in his November.

Saint-Germain-Montpetit pleaded guilty to the same charges, and Teolis told the court that from March 2021 he worked for the network until April. A wiretap revealed that he delivered cash and drugs at least five times in the last two months.

He received $2,450 in at least two deliveries. In March 2021, he told accomplices that he delivered his $150,000 on one trip.

When police executed a search warrant at the home of a well-known drug dealer in Abitibi, Saint-Germain-Monpetit delivered more than eight of him, according to a joint statement filed with the court. Unveiling accounting records found.

April 22, 2021 Saint Germain His Montpetit and his accomplice were pulled over while driving in Montlaurier and police seized a kilogram of his cocaine from the vehicle. did.

Teolis said she and the prosecutor in the case will make a joint recommendation on her September 12 Saint-Germain-her-Mont Petit sentencing. afternoon.

This story will be updated.

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