'French Connection' dealer, 73, faces new sentence in Connecticut

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Alfred Catino was among 16 people arrested in Connecticut in 2012 in a conspiracy to distribute marijuana, cocaine and oxycodone.

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Alfred Catino’s criminal record is a colourful history of drug dealing and prison sentences dating back to the 1960s, when federal authorities say he was part of the French Connection heroin smuggling ring that spawned an Oscar-winning movie of the same name, reports The Guardian.