Fugitive Canadian drug trafficker caught in Mexico
By Dialogo May 03, 2012
MEXICO CITY — Mexican authorities have detained a Canadian fugitive who had been on conditional release following a drug trafficking conviction, officials said on May 2.
Mexican police detained Nicholas Michael Lucier in the western state of Nayarit, near the beach resort of Nuevo Vallarta, said the state attorney general’s office.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police were seeking Lucier after he apparently breached the terms of his conditional release under a 3-year, 7-month sentence for possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking.
His criminal history also includes charges of possession of a prohibited weapon, robbery and assault, according to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
Mexican authorities said another Canadian citizen linked to drug trafficking was killed in Nuevo Vallarta, some 530 miles (853 kilometers) from Mexico City, last weekend.
[AFP, 03/05/2012; Excelsior.com.mx (Mexico), 03/05/2012]