A cocaine seizure at the Montréal-Trudeau Airport on September 29, 2010 led to the arrest of a Montréal North resident. Luc Inasso Lassere, 58, allegedly attempted to smuggle 11.9 kilos of cocaine concealed in double-bottom cooking pots.
The drugs were discovered by officers of the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). They turned the case over to the RCMP Airport Federal Investigation Section (AFIS) for investigation. RCMP officers arrested the individual as he was coming off the plane.
Luc Inasso Lassere appeared in court on September 30, 2010, the day following his arrest. He was charged with cocaine importation under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
The CBSA and the RCMP will continue to work together to help reduce drug trafficking in communities and fight smuggling and criminal activity.