by Christopher Freeburn | November 1, 2013 4:15 pm
Smugglers were planning a Halloween trick that could have netted them some hefty cash.
When baggage handlers at Montreal’s Trudeau International Airport noticed strange masses inside three pumpkins in a passenger’s luggage, they grew suspicious. On examining the pumpkins, inspectors found them to be stuffed with bags containing a white powder, the Associated Press notes.
That powder — surprise, surprise — turned out to be 2 kilograms of cocaine.
An investigation into the incident has been launched by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).
The suspect is described as a woman, but no other details were disclosed by authorities.
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