Homer Simpson ecstasy seized at U.S. border
Published Wednesday, July 1, 2009 1:42PM PDT
U.S. Customs officers have arrested a 23-year-old woman from North Vancouver, B.C., who allegedly tried to smuggle more than $1 million worth of drugs over the border.
Krysta Edwards' vehicle was searched at the Pacific Highway border crossing on June 26, where authorities say they seized 107,734 tablets of ecstasy.
The pills, which were in the shape of popular cartoon characters from Transformers and The Simpsons, weighed approximately 60 pounds, and were found in a hidden compartment in the cargo area.
"This is the second major ecstasy seizure at the Pacific Highway Port of Entry this month, and signals the intensity of the illicit narcotic trade," port director Greg Alvarez said.
Edwards is currently in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, pending investigation.