A federal grand jury returned an indictment charging three men with conspiring to distribute cocaine into Canada on Thursday.
According to court documents, between July 1 and Sept. 21, Armitdeep Mann, 32; ManjotNanner, 30; and Vincent Rivaz-Felix, 27, conspired to smuggle cocaine into Canada by concealing it in legitimate cargo being transported by tractor trailer.
On Sept. 21, Vincent Rivaz-Felix delivered eight kilograms of cocaine to a courier in Los Angeles. Investigators followed Rivaz-Felix to a Los Angeles residence after he made the delivery and then seized another 40 kilograms of cocaine from that residence.
The defendants are scheduled for arraignment on Oct. 5. The maximum statutory penalty for cocaine trafficking involving five kilograms or more of cocaine is life in prison. The actual sentence, however, will be determined at the discretion of the court after consideration of any applicable statutory factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.