Canadian Pilot Arrested for Conspiracy to Smuggle Drugs Into John Wayne Airport
A Canadian pilot and his passenger were arrested October 10, 2014 for allegedly trying to smuggle $2 million in ecstasy into John Wayne Airport. Giles Lapointe, 61 and Krista Boseley, 30 are in federal custody on charges of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance.
Lapointe, the pilot was approached by Orange County Sheriff detectives
after receiving information that the plane was attempting to smuggle drugs
or cash into Orange County. Lapointe allowed officers to search his belongings
and plane where they found a large sum of cash and 50,000 ecstasy pills
and 90 pounds of ecstasy powder.
Laponte and Bosely are scheduled to appear Friday for a preliminary hearing.