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Trick or treat? Canada seizes three cocaine-filled pumpkins at airport

From Kevin Conlon, CNN
November 1, 2013 -- Updated 1410 GMT (2210 HKT)
That's an x-ray of three cocaine-filled pumpkins, according to Canadian officials.
That's an x-ray of three cocaine-filled pumpkins, according to Canadian officials.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Canadian officials seize the pumpkins from a passenger's bag
  • Officers at the airport have made 173 drug seizures so far this year

(CNN) -- Talk about a spooky Halloween find.

Canadian officials seized three pumpkins from a passenger's bag at the airport.

And boy were they stuffed, they say, with 2 kilograms (4.4 pounds) of cocaine.

Border agency officers at the Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport found the pumpkins while searching the luggage of a female traveler, according to a news release.

Her identity has not been released.

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The Royal Canadian Mounted Police is conducting an investigation. It did not respond to CNN's request for additional information Thursday.

Officers at the airport in Montreal have made 173 drug seizures so far this year, including 10 for cocaine for a total of 44 kilograms, according to border services.

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