Australian couple wins "free vacation" to Canadia, become unwitting drug mules

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Australian couple wins "free vacation" to Canadia, become unwitting drug mules Empty Australian couple wins "free vacation" to Canadia, become unwitting drug mules

Post by Ben Reilly on Tue Oct 29, 2013 5:25 am

"If it's too good to be true, it probably is," goes the old saying. Apparently that goes double for "free" vacations.

Just ask an unnamed couple from Australia, who believed they'd won an all-expenses-paid trip to Canada -- complete with free luggage -- but unwittingly became drug mules instead. When they returned from a seven-day vacation in the Great White North on Oct. 13, the couple, a 72-year-old man and 64-year-old woman, approached customs officials in Perth, Australia, over concerns they had with their new bags.

Australian Federal Police examined the luggage and found 3.5 kilograms (7.7 pounds) of methamphetamine stashed in the lining of each bag, worth an estimated total of $7 million dollars. Perth Now reports the couple had apparently been scammed by "AusCan Tours," a fake Canadian travel agency that lured them into entering an online competition.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/26/free-vacation-drug-mule_n_4166263.html

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