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Canada Border Services arrests woman with drug-filled pumpkins

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Pumpkins near Halloween are used in everything from lattes, pies and scents. It turns out they make bad drug mules too.

Instead of a pumpkin carved as Heisenberg, this was a real-life fail at breaking bad.

Canada Border Services Agency announced on Thursday that three large pumpkins did not make it through security because they were filled with a white substance suspected to be cocaine.

A woman tried to smuggle the drugs disguised as pumpkins through the Montreal-Trudeau Airport but did not fool the security services.

Mercedes Jerez Ferias was arrested after security cut open a pumpkin that had bags of a white substance.

The 26-year-old was charged with importing drugs and drug possession and trafficking. She faces up to two years in prison for her crime.

The unusually heavy gourds came in with a whopping two kilograms of drugs that almost made it through Canada’s border.

“This seizure helps eradicate narcotics from our community by stopping potential traffickers from using our international airports for their illicit cross-border activities,” Benoît Chiquette, the CBSA's Regional Director General for the Quebec Region said in the report.

Ten other cases of attempted cocaine smuggling were reported by the CBSA in the past year.



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