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DEA Busts Drug Alliance Between Canadian Mafia, Bikers and Mexican Cartel Blamed for Supplying NYC With a BILLION Dollars in Marijuana

The Drug Enforcement Agency and Canadian  authorities busted a huge network of drug dealers that included outlaw bikers,  the Canadian Mafia and a Mexican drug cartel responsible for supplying New York  City with nearly a billion dollars in marijuana.

The illicit network’s ringleader is French  Canadian drug kingpin Jimmy ‘Cosmo’ Cournoyer, authorities and new court  documents show.

Cournoyer was caught last spring after  stepping off a jet in Mexico.

A five-year probe carried out by the DEA and  police from Laval, Quebec, where Cournoyer once lived, shows that his network  allegedly specialized in growing and distributing potent hydroponic marijuana  harvested in British Columbia, according to the New York  Post.

The supply of marijuana under his authority  was transported in motor homes and trucks across Canada with aid from the Hells  Angels, authorities said.

The biker gang and the Montreal mob then  smuggled the marihuana from Quebec into upstate New York, where trucks delivered  it to a warehouse in Brooklyn, authorities and sources said.

Cournoyer, 33, reportedly earned enough from  his illegal operations to fund a lavish lifestyle, including model girlfriend,  Amelia Racine, and extravagant parties that attracted unknowing celebrities,  Leonardo DiCaprio among them.

Cournoyer is  now awaiting trial in Brooklyn federal court for organizing the ‘vast  international drug-trafficking enterprise that has been in existence for more  than a decade,’ prosecutor Steven Tiscione wrote in recent court  papers.

‘The illegal narcotics distributed worldwide  by members of the criminal enterprise have a retail value of more than $1  billion, conservatively,’ Tiscione wrote.

The Canadian kingpin  had attempted to throw off surveillance teams in Quebec by hiding his expensive  Bugatti Veyron in a garage and driving around in a Porsche Cayenne owned by his  girlfriend Racine, a Canadian-Brazilian brunette who has worked modelling gigs  in Europe, sources told the Post.

Cournoyer’s gal pal’s jailed brother, Mario  Racine, was allegedly acting as the kingpin’s trusted lieutenant.

Mario Racine is now awaiting extradition to  stand trial with his boss in Brooklyn, officials say.

After his arrest last spring, Cournoyer  reportedly refused to board a U.S.-bound commercial airplane to the states while  throwing a series of tantrums.

Those tantrums forced a total of four plane  changes over two days before Cournoyer was finally flown to New York City to  await his trial.

One of the Canadian kingpin’s biggest clients  in New York was reputed Bonanno crime-family member John ‘Big Man’ Venizelos,  who is now out on bail in the case, according to sources and court  documents.

Millions of dollars generated from  Cournoyer’s marijuana sales were used to buy cocaine from Joaquin Guzmán Loera,  the leader of the notorious Sinaloa drug cartel, according to federal  authorities.

The alleged sale of the cocaine supplied by  Guzmán then further financed Cournoyer’s marijuana operations in  Canada.

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