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Drugs found in cracker box at southern Alberta border crossing

Officers found marijuana in a cracker box at the Coutts border crossing on Feb. 18, 2016. .
Officers found marijuana in a cracker box at the Coutts border crossing on Feb. 18, 2016. . Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) handout

CALGARY – A police dog was able to sniff out a sneaky stash of marijuana hidden inside a cracker box at a border crossing in southern Alberta last month.

Comet the detector dog found 4.6 grams of pot underneath the front passenger seat of a vehicle passing through the Coutts border crossing on Feb. 18. In addition, officers also located a small quantity of what was suspected to be shatter, a marijuana derivative, inside a traveler’s coat pocket.

The drug seizure was one of eight made by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) at border crossings in Alberta in February.

Other items seized last month include three undeclared handguns, one of which was concealed in a camera bag in the back seat of a vehicle.

CBSA officers seized a handgun discovered in a camera bag from the Coutts border crossing on Feb. 2, 2016.
CBSA officers seized a handgun discovered in a camera bag from the Coutts border crossing on Feb. 2, 2016. CBSA handout
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