Canadian woman had pot hidden in foosball table: police

LEWISTON, N.Y. -- U.S. authorities say a Canadian woman has been caught trying to smuggle more than 22 kilograms of marijuana across the border by hiding it in a foosball table.

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Officials with U.S. Customs and Border Protection say the woman was stopped Wednesday at the border crossing at the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge, just north of Niagara Falls, Ont.

She told an officer she was heading into New York state to buy Powerball lottery tickets for Wednesday night's drawing for the $1.6 billion jackpot, but a search discovered 50 vacuum-sealed plastic bags with marijuana stuffed into a foosball table in her van.

Officials say the pot was worth about US$60,000.

The woman was turned over the New York State Police.


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