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Bad weather ends in arrest

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FARGO, N.D. -- A Canadian couple who allegedly made monthly trips from British Columbia to Manitoba to sell marijuana stashed in hockey bags were arrested when they decided to travel through North Dakota to avoid bad weather, federal authorities said Tuesday.

Robert and Jonna Booth are charged with bulk-cash smuggling into and out of the U.S. They were scheduled for their first court appearance Tuesday. No defence attorneys were listed for them ahead of the hearing.

Authorities said the Booths were detained after arriving at the Northgate port of entry in western North Dakota about 4:30 p.m. Monday. They said Customs and Border Patrol officers found about $73,000 in Canadian money stashed behind a cabinet in the bathroom of the couple's motor home.

Investigators said Jonna Booth told them she and her husband have travelled to Winnipeg once a month since January to sell pot. According to investigators, she said they decided to go through North Dakota this time because of snowstorms in the Canadian Rockies.

 

-- The Associated Press

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition October 9, 2013 A5

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