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US-Canada Border Shooting Suspects In Custody

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SUMAS, Wash. (AP) - Four people are now in custody after what officials describe as a foiled drug smuggling run across Washington state's border with Canada.
    
Court documents unsealed Wednesday say American Border Patrol agents encountered two men trying to smuggle 58 pounds of MDMA, or ecstasy, into the U.S. east of Sumas on Tuesday.
    
One, identified as Jeffrey Laviolette, was captured. Agents say the other one, identified as Nathan Hall, fired gunshots at them and ran. Hall was later arrested in Abbotsford, British Columbia.
    
Investigators also arrested a Bellingham woman they say planned on picking up the pair at the border, and her boyfriend, who reportedly told officers that he was going to be paid $11,000 to drive the drugs to San Francisco.
    
The three defendants in U.S. custody have been charged with conspiracy and possession of MDMA with intent to distribute.

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