Canadian Man Sentenced on Drug and Immigration Offenses | USAO-EDMI

A Canadian man was sentenced today to 71 months imprisonment after having pleaded guilty to possessing with intent to distribute marijuana and to unlawful entry into the United States, announced Acting United States Attorney Saima Mohsin.

Mohsin was joined in the announcement by Special Agent in Charge Vance Callander of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Detroit.

Sentenced was Glen Richard Mousseau, 49, of Windsor, Canada.

According to court records, during the early morning hours on June 5, 2020, Border Patrol Agents observed a vessel carrying Mousseau cross the international boundary from Canada into the United States at a high rate of speed.  The vessel fled when agents attempted to perform a stop.  Agents observed two large bundles thrown over the side of the vessel.  Mousseau had abandoned the vessel and was found seemingly unconscious in the water with approximately 265 pounds of marijuana attached to him with two ropes.  Mousseau was subsequently arrested and admitted to possessing the marijuana for distribution in the United States.  Mousseau had been previously deported from the United States in December, 1995 and had not obtained authorization to reenter.

Acting US Attorney Mohsin said, “Mousseau was a sophisticated drug smuggler who smuggled large quantities of drugs, to include methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana, along with bulk cash, across the international waterway between the United States and Canada.  He smuggled these items during early morning hours using submersible vessels and diving equipment and a high speed boat showing just how dangerous drug trafficking can be.”

The investigation was led by specials agents with Homeland Security Investigations with the assistance of the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Jonathan Goulding and John O’Brien.

 

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