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Canadians Arrested for Conspiracy to Distribute More Than 37 Kilograms of Cocaine

Posted by Courtney Pilchman | Apr 02, 2012 | 0 Comments

A multiagency operation led to the arrest of June Jie Zhang, 31 of Toronto and John Philip Co, 41, of Richmond, British Columbia in what investigators are saying was a money laundering and drug ring.

Homeland Securities investigators contacted Zhang and Co while posing as a broker for a Mexican drug trafficker. The agents had agreed to sell the cocaine to the suspects and were paid $750,000. Authorities arrested Co at a storage facility in Costa Mesa as he was waiting to collect the cocaine and Zhang was arrested in Commerce at a casino.

In addition to their drug trafficking efforts, Zhang and Co are also believed to have laundered $15 million of drug proceeds in the last year alone.

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Courtney Pilchman

Courtney Pilchman was a Deputy District Attorney for over six years prior to becoming a criminal defense attorney. She was a member of some of the most elite prosecution units including crimes against children, family violence, and sexual assault. She prosecuted very high profile cases and had a ...


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