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Halloween treat: Montreal airport security halts cocaine-stuffed pumpkins

Nov. 4, 2013, Montreal - Border officials have stumbled upon a different kind of Halloween surprise inside some pumpkins this year.

November 4, 2013  By CTV News

The pumpkins were in a passenger's luggage at the Montreal airport. And
they were stuffed with approximately two kilograms of what is believed
to be cocaine.


The Canada Border Services Agency says a woman was arrested today with
three pumpkins in her luggage at Montreal's Trudeau International



Scanning equipment had detected masses inside the pumpkins. Those
masses turned out to be bags filled with the chalky substance.


The RCMP have taken over the investigation.


A CBSA spokeswoman wasn't able to say where the passenger was coming from or whether she was a Canadian citizen.


The CBSA says that since the beginning of 2013, Montreal's airport has
had 173 drug seizures. Ten of those involved cocaine — with roughly 44
kilos seized.


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