Who would’ve thought that the entirely unexpected free international holiday would come with a big, twitchy catch?
Australian Federal Police have uncovered a scam in which a Perth couple were unknowingly used as drug mules.
Police say the couple, aged 64 and 72, travelled to Canada after being told they had won a free holiday, including seven nights’ accommodation and new luggage.
They became suspicious on their return to Perth and alerted Customs officers who found 3.5 kilograms of methamphetamine hidden in each of their suitcases.
A 38-year-old Canadian man was arrested at Perth airport and has been charged with importing a commercial quantity of methamphetamine.
AFP Commander David Bachi said police do not believe the couple were willingly involved.
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