RCMP busts another cocaine importing ring at Pearson

    TORONTO, Feb. 5 /CNW/ - The RCMP's General Investigation Impact Team at
Pearson Airport has busted yet another ring of cocaine importers using a
hapless single mother as a courier.
    In January 2006 a 25 year old student and single mother, was arrested at
Toronto International Airport for importing 2 kilograms of cocaine into
Canada. The woman was recruited by a family friend and introduced to two men
who allegedly offered her an all expense paid trip to Antigua and $5,000 in
exchange for smuggling cocaine into Canada.
    "Thanks to some good police work by the investigator this trio will not
be exploiting anyone else for awhile," said Sgt. Frank Gougeon, head of the
General Investigation Impact Team.
    The RCMP has charged Maxine Rose (32) of Markham, Darryl Taylor (26) of
Toronto, and Charles McLean (41) of no fixed address with conspiring to import
cocaine into Canada, and importing cocaine into Canada. Rose and Taylor are
currently before the courts on these charges and a warrant has been issued for
McLean who is believed to have fled to St. Vincent.

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For further information: Cpl. Cathy McCrory, (647) 203-0696

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