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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
Airport.

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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.