Prison time for B.C. woman caught with 84 lbs of ecstasy
Nguyen Loan Trinh, 31, of Vancouver, B.C., was sentenced to 30 months in for possession with intent to distribute ecstasy prison on Friday in U.S. District Court in Seattle.
She was arrested on May 23, 2009, as she tried to cross from Canada into the U.S. Investigators found 84 pounds of ecstasy in the gas tank of the SUV she was driving. The drugs were supposedly worth about $1.2 million.
Court documents say that she made 38 trips to the U.S. in the last two year and admitted to smuggling drugs on at least 10 of them.
On May 23, 2009, she showed up at the Blaine Port of Entry. Federal agents found a ratchet tool behind the driver's seat that fit bolts used to secure the back seat. The officers discovered the bolts were hand tightened. When they removed the back seat, they found an access plate to the gas tank. Inside officers found 60 bags of pills – more than 120,000 ecstasy pills in all. The GPS in the car was set for a route to San Francisco, Calif.
Posted by Scott Sunde at October 30, 2009 10:49 a.m.