On Tuesday a Montreal man pleaded guilty to conspiring to smuggle marijuana from Canada into the United States and he is facing the potential of spending a long time in prison.

The guilty plea was announced by Acting US Attorney General Antoinette Bacon of the Northern District of New York and Special Agent in Charge, Ray Donovan, with the US Drug Enforcement Administration, New York Division.

According to justice.gov, Montreal resident, 44-year old Mihale Leventis, made a guilty plea on Tuesday to trafficking large quantities of marijuana from Quebec into the Northern District of New York, and other locations in the United States from 2007 to 2009. His arrest, and guilty plea, came after he was extradited to the United States from Canada.

Mr. Leventis, who is a trained computer programmer, says that he worked with a drug trafficking organization in Quebec to smuggle large quantities of marijuana into the United States and he kept track of the proceeds. Mr. Leventis also pleaded guilty to smuggling 5 kg of cocaine and conspiring to launder money.

Police officers in Quebec say that Mr. Leventis worked with a cocaine-trafficking organization called Wolfpack Alliance. Wolfpack Alliance has been associated with Irish organized crime, Hell’s Angels, and similar other groups in British Columbia.

Mr. Leventis has the possibility of spending 20 years in prison and receiving a fine of up to $1 million. He is scheduled to be sentenced on December 17, 2020 by US District Judge Mae A. D’Agostino.

When we hear about drug trafficking into the United States, we usually hear about our neighbors to the south of us, we don’t often look at our neighbors on the northern border. This is just one example of the irony in our border control methods.

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