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Import Cocaine: Allen J and Furlough Years

import cocaine: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times/TNS Fran ois had served four years when he disappeared while on a furlough granted by Correctional Services Canada on May 31, 1995, according to Toronto Star. He had been convicted in Florida of conspiracy to import cocaine into the U.S. and sentenced to 15 years after being arrested attempting to unload a large quantity of cocaine from a boat docked in Miami in 1990. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement stated that federal officers sent fugitive Laveaux Fran ois back to Canada, from where he vanished on furlough 23 years ago. He was transferred back to Canada in September 1994. Article Continued Below The U.S. authorities say Fran ois continued to smuggle large amounts of cocaine into the United States from Haiti before being arrested in Haiti by Drug Enforcement Administration agents in July 2007 and extradited back to the U.S. He was convicted the same year on conspiracy, importation and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and sentenced to 33 years behind bars. After eight months behind bars he was granted a furlough, and he never returned, fleeing instead to Haiti. ( As reported in the news.