Couple tricked by fake travel giveaway into running drugs

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  1. sobore
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    It seemed like a dream come true — a free holiday to Canada complete with new luggage — until the Australian couple involved realized they had unwittingly become drug mules.
    Australian Federal Police on Friday said the pair, a 72-year-old man and 64-year-old woman, told Customs officials they had some concerns about their bags when they returned to Perth International Airport on Oct. 13.

    On examination, some 3.5 kilograms (7.7 pounds) of methamphetamine was found stashed within the lining of each bag, which police reportedly believe were swapped while in Canada.

    “The Australian Federal Police will allege the couple were victims of an elaborate scam and were unwitting participants in the drug importation,” police said in a statement.

    Authorities said the scam by a bogus Canada-based tour company calling itself “AusCan Tours” apparently targeted older people, offering two tickets to Canada, seven nights' accommodation and new luggage as a prize.

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    It is amazing how many senior citizens are taken in by the Midwest it is towing a car behind their RV full of drugs.
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