Child’s suitcase used in smuggling bid involving weed, hash and cocaine

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Two Canadian residents arriving at Toronto Pearson International Airport, travelling with two children no less, received a not-so-welcome greeting this month when customs officers checking their luggage found a whole lot of drugs. On Feb. 7, the two adults and their two children, aged 10 and 12, arrived at the airport on a flight from Montego Bay in Jamaica. While examining their luggage, officers with Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA) found more than $1.6 million worth of cocaine, cannabis and hashish. Specifically, the baggage contained about 7.7 kilograms of cocaine worth an estimated $962,500, 93 kilograms of marijuana valued at $688,940 and 218 grams of hashish worth $4,360, notes a joint CBSA and RCMP statement. “A suitcase concealing cannabis was checked in under the ticket of a 12-year-old child,” the statement reads. Man accused of hiding weed in his two-year-old daughter’s coat pocket Florida couple accused of child neglect after making booze and weed available to babysitter and her friends for two years Three-year-old, New Jersey boy hospitalized after ingesting weed edibles The information was passed on to the RCMP’s Toronto Airport Detachment, who initiated an investigation. The parents of the children, both residents of Brampton, Ont., have each been charged with three counts of importing a controlled substance and three counts of conspiracy to commit an indictable offence. The children have been released to other family members and the parents were released on bail. “Seizures like this underscore the necessity for the RCMP to work closely with our law enforcement partners and the public to protect our communities and our borders,” Inspector Barry Dolan, RCMP officer in charge of Toronto Airport Detachment, says in the statement. “I am proud of the efforts of our frontline officers and the work they do every day in protecting our borders and our…

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