Foosball table stuffed with marijuana the latest plot to be sniffed out at border
Creative but failed attempts to smuggle drugs into the U.S.
Miranda Ferron, a 33-year-old Canadian, told U.S. border officers at a Niagara Falls crossing she was headed stateside to buy a Powerball ticket.
A sled-pulling Quebec man's drug run to Vermont was stopped.
On the same day of the foiled foosball smuggle, Cedrik Bourgault-Morin was arrested crossing into Vermont from Quebec while pulling 300 bags of Xanax (a prescription anti-anxiety medication) on a sled. Border agents said he was wearing white camouflage.
Drugs smuggled in fruits, veggies not uncommon on U.S. border with Mexico.
Last month, at the same Texas crossing, a shipment of marijuana was found in crates of tomatoes.
A week before that another load of carrots — this time concealing cocaine — was also seized.
Before Christmas, two Ontario men were arrested for smuggling liquid cocaine in orange juice.
Canada Border Services Agency officers in Halifax found the juice cartons, over 40 of them, in a shipment from Trinidad and Tobago. In December, after a month-long investigation, two Ontario men linked to the shipment (one from Whitby and the other from Mississauga) were arrested at Pearson airport.
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