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CALGARY, Alta. -- A truck driver and his passenger were released by Calgary police yesterday, after it was found th...


CALGARY, Alta. — A truck driver and his passenger were released by Calgary police yesterday, after it was found they were unaware their trailer contained nearly $20 million in drugs.

The trucker was stopped at a weigh scale west of Calgary and police became suspicious of the truck. They won’t comment on what tipped them off, but a search of the trailer revealed more than 187 kg of cocaine and 1,300 kg of marijuana.

The drugs were labeled with names of eastern cities such as Boston and Toronto and packed in duffel bags. The van trailer was also filled with dry goods while the duffel bags containing the drugs were stacked on 10 palettes from the floor to the ceiling of the trailer.

Police say it’s obvious the driver had no idea the drugs were in the trailer.


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