The so-called “king of pot,” Jimmy Cournoyer of Laval, is facing a drug trafficking sentence in New York, after he imported 109 tonnes of marijuana into the country.
Prosecutors south of the border are calling for the maximum sentence of 30 years behind bars, because there is a risk of offending, according to a report in the Journal de Montreal.
Cournoyer, prosecutors say, is aassociated with one of the most violent criminal organizations in the world.
Documents outline how the Laval-native was able to smuggle 109 tonnes of marijuana across the border between 1998 and 2012, in addition to importing 83 kg of cocaine into Canada.
The street value of the drugs traded is over $1 billion.
Prosecutors are not warm to the idea of having Cournoyer serve his sentence in Canada.