Border Bonanza, Busy Weekend For Customs Officers!

Border Bonanza, Busy Weekend For Customs Officers!
Posted by FoM on August 10, 1999 at 09:05:54 PT
By Mike D'amour, Calgary Sun
Source: Calgary Sun
Steroids and speed and hash, oh my.It was a busy weekend for drug smugglers who just couldn't seem to put one over on Canada Customs.
The bust-o-rama began Friday at the Coutts border crossing, about 250 km southeast of Calgary, when a customs officer confronted two men entering from the After talking to the men, the officer became leery and his suspicions were later confirmed when illegal anabolic steroids were found hidden in their vehicle's heater compartment."They found 537 dosages of the stuff," said Gordon Luchia, spo-kesman for Revenue Canada.Milk River Mounties were called and they charged Andrew Lloyd Lawson, of Barrhead, and Jason Donald Pederson, of Clyde, with importation of a controlled substance into Canada.They appear in Lethbridge court this morning.The very next day, customs hit another homer when they nabbed a male and a couple of female "mules" transporting $109,000 in methamphetamine -- a popular, highly addictive drug manufactured in the U.S.RCMP charged Melanie Dawn Klaus, of Didsbury, Brent Allen Browne, of Calgary, and Karen Joan LeBorgne, of Claresholm, with possession for the purpose of trafficking and importation of a controlled substance into Canada.They will be in Lethbridge court today.Closer to home, Champ, a drug detection dog, was greeting passengers at the Calgary International Airport when he became interested in two men just in from London.Customs officers saw the men each drop packages in a trash can.More than 38 grams of hash were recovered from the garbage cans.Luis Carlos Villa Garcia and Bernando Manon Lopez, both of Spain, will be in Calgary court today to answer charges of importing narcotics. Pubdate: August 10, 1999Copyright  1999, Quebecor New Media Limited PartnershipTripping Down British Columbia's Ho Chi Minh Trail-8/08/99
Home Comment Email Register Recent Comments Help

Post Comment

Name: Optional Password: 
Comment: [Please refrain from using profanity in your message]
Link URL: 
Link Title: