A Windsor man named Glen Richard Mousseau, who allegedly told U.S. authorities he directed a major smuggling operation employing a submarine, was pulled unconscious out of the Detroit River Friday attached by a tow strap to 265 pounds of marijuana, the Detroit News is reporting.
The 49-year-old Canadian is facing drug possession, smuggling and immigration charges in the U.S. and is being held without bond.
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The newspaper cited an affidavit filed in federal court that revealed authorities started probing Mousseau when he was discovered with US$97,060 in cash during a May 10 traffic stop about 80 km northeast of Detroit. After Homeland Security agents arrived to interview him, he admitted to entering the country illegally, running a smuggling operation moving money and drugs between the U.S. and Canada, and the method he would use to get the $97,060 to Canada, according to the News.
The filings said that Mousseau told them he sends GPS co-ordinates to someone in Canada, who then boards a “submersible watercraft” to cross the river, where he meets Mousseau, and takes the contraband back to Canada.