TORONTO: Sami Mediouni arrested for allegedly recruiting drug smugglers
The Canadian Press
TORONTO — The Mounties have arrested a Toronto man who they allege recruited drug traffickers into an international narcotics ring.
The arrest Wednesday of 35-year-old Sami Mediouni followed a nine-month investigation into what police allege was a criminal group that utilized Canadian travellers to export cocaine into the United Kingdom.
The RCMP alleges Mediouni has been an active recruiter of traffickers and was responsible for recruiting and introducing Simone to the international smuggling scheme.
He has been charged with the importation of a controlled substance as well as conspiracy and is due in court Sept. 25.