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Canadian admits role in drug trafficking ring

A resident of Ontario, Canada, pleaded guilty in federal court in Pittsburgh to drug charges, federal prosecutors said.

Kieu Dang Cao, 41, pleaded guilty to conspiracy for his role in a large-scale marijuana trafficking scheme. From 2004 to 2008, a Canadian group headed by Cao smuggled 300 pounds of marijuana at a time into the United States, destined for Pittsburgh and six other American cities, prosecutors said. The marijuana had a wholesale value of $2,000 per pound and retail value of $4,000 per pound.

Cao, who was extradited from Canada, remains in custody here pending a Feb. 18 sentencing hearing.


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