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Canadians arrested at airport for allegedly trying to smuggle 18 kilograms of marijuana

U.S. border patrol are reminding travellers that taking cannabis to the States remains illegal after two Canadians were arrested for attempting to smuggle nearly 18 kilograms of marijuana to Miami. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection)
U.S. border patrol are reminding travellers that taking cannabis to the States remains illegal after two Canadians were arrested for allegedly attempting to smuggle nearly 18 kilograms of marijuana to Miami.

A man and woman, both 20 years old, were leaving Toronto when $132,000 worth of marijuana was found in their checked baggage on Dec. 19.

“Although the Government of Canada has legalized the possession of limited quantities of marijuana, taking marijuana across Canadian borders remains illegal,” said U.S. Customs and Border Protection in a news release Dec. 20. The maximum amount of marijuana allowed for personal possession in public under Canadian laws is 30 grams, or approximately 0.15 per cent of the amount seized by the American authorities.

By Jonathan Forani
CTVNews.ca Writer
Read More Here: www.ctvnews.ca/canada/canadians-arrested-at-airport-for-allegedly-trying-to-smuggle-18-kilograms-of-marijuana-1.4746628

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