|Former Quebec customs officer Stefanie McClelland has been sentenced to serve 11 years in prison for her part in a cocaine smuggling incident at the Lacolle border crossing three years ago. The 40-year-old was found guilty by a jury in May of illegal drug smuggling and breach of trust for letting 182 kilograms of cocaine through the border checkpoint in 2014.|
|In December 2014, the RCMP also arrested Gregory Singh, a 28-year-old man from Kirkland, and Ariane Desgroseilliers-Lafrance, a 24-year-old woman from Montreal. The three arrests came after authorities uncovered a preconceived plot to smuggle the cocaine across the border. Among the evidence against McClelland was a text message between her and the leader, informing him that she was posted at a designated NEXUS customs booth.|
Seven minutes after she sent the text, a BMW pulled up and was let through after 36 seconds and no passport check.