Canadian customs officials button down Barbadian woman in Million-Dollar Coke-Bust

{IMAGE COURTESY: Toronto Sun} Buttons in which $1 million in cocaine was hidden for smuggling attempt into the country at Pearson International Airport. A Barbadian woman was charged in the smuggling incident . The bust was July 17, 2010, and was announced on Friday. (Canada Border Services Agency)

{IMAGE COURTESY: Toronto Sun} Buttons in which $1 million in cocaine was hidden for smuggling attempt into the country at Pearson International Airport. A Barbadian woman was charged in the smuggling incident . The bust was July 17, 2010, and was announced on Friday. (Canada Border Services Agency)

Years ago, in Canada, there was a popular aphorism attributed to the Mounties, “We always get our man.” Of course, with gender equality and the 21st Century, their motto includes a larger scope than males. It seems this is a good thing as the Canadian Police, still called Mounties, have held a female Bajan for drug-related charges.

She is in a Brampton court awaiting word as to whether or not she’ll be deported. The Bajan Reporter wishes to thank the tipster for sending the following from the Toronto Sun;-

A Barbadian woman who claims to be a clothing designer was pinned at Pearson airport after more than a $1 million in cocaine was found hidden inside thousands of buttons for garments.

The ingenious plan was busted after an officer became suspicious of the more than 3,000 large buttons being brought into the country and opened one to find suspected cocaine inside, police said Friday.

The seizure occurred July 17 at Terminal 1 and was only revealed now due to an ongoing investigation, said the Canada Border Services Agency’s Vanessa Barrasa.

The drugs were found in the goods of a female traveller arriving from Barbados, who was sent for a secondary check, she said.

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