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Alleged Drug Smuggler Busted With ‘SMUGLER’ License Plate

Written by Eliza Player on Wednesday, 04 April 2012. Posted in Cocaine

Alleged Drug Smuggler Busted With ‘SMUGLER’ License Plate

A 20-year-old was busted at the Canadian border with 9 bricks of cocaine.  Police acted on a tip of smuggling activity, when they set up investigation at the Smuggler’s Inn Bed and Breakfast, just feet from the US/Canadian border.   According to , a black GMC Yukon, bearing the license plate ‘SMUGLER’ and driven by the Inn’s owner, arrived with two guests.  When questioned by police, one of the passengers in the ‘SMUGLER’ vehicle, became nervous and agitated when asked about her identity.  She admitted the white box in the back was hers, giving police permission to look inside, where they found the cocaine.

She was arrested and agreed to cooperate with police.  She said she met with two men the previous day in Canada and arranged the pick up of the drugs.  She was given a prepaid phone and promised $4,000 cash when she delivered the product.   According to , she was also given $200 for a room at the Smuggler’s Inn, $100 for the driver, and $300 spending money.  The woman was instructed to ask for a downstairs room facing the Canadian border.

After police caught her, one of the two men called her, attempting to convince her to walk the package across the border.  When she did not, two men pulled up at the Smuggler’s Inn, and were arrested after a short foot chase.  Both men pled not guilty and are still being held in jail.

The Smuggler’s Inn is a Victorian mansion with eight rooms bearing names like ‘Al Capone,’ advertising its prowess with smugglers along the border.  The bed and breakfast is just feet from the border, and its website boasts news stories about the numerous smuggling arrests on the property.  Guests can even rent night vision goggles from the inn to watch the border patrol “cat and mouse game.”

About the Author

Eliza Player

Eliza Player

I have been writing as long as I can remember, even carrying tattered notebooks with me through the streets and strip clubs of New Orleans, in the midst of my heroin addiction. I lived a life saturated in heroin until Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, leaving me to fend for myself, eventually facing my demons and coming face to face with my addiction. I have been clean for five years, and since then I have become a mother, graduated college, and started a writing career. I have a B.A. in Mass Media Communication, with a minor in Journalism. I have also written one published book, Through Both Hell and High Water: A Memoir of Addiction and Hurricane Katrina, which tells the story of those dark days I spent in New Orleans after the storm, battling with addiction amidst a natural disaster. I am the blogger and news curator for RecoveryNowTV, and I love sharing the stories of the world, as well as my own personal journey, with my readers. I hope that my words can touch others out there, struggling with addiction.

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