Ryan Grenoble huffingtonpost.com "If it's too good to be true, it probably is," goes the old saying. Apparently that goes double for "free" vacations. Just ask an unnamed couple from Australia, who believed they'd won an all-expenses-paid trip to Canada -- complete with free luggage -- but unwittingly became drug mules instead. When they returned from a seven-day vacation in the Great White North on Oct. 13, the couple, a 72-year-old man and 64-year-old woman, approached customs officials in Perth, Australia, over concerns they had with their new bags. Australian Federal Police examined the luggage and found 3.5 kilograms (7.7 pounds) of methamphetamine stashed in the lining of each bag, worth an estimated total of $7 million dollars. Perth Now reports the couple had apparently been scammed by "AusCan Tours," a fake Canadian travel agency that lured them into entering an online competition. They were contacted by the agency afterward with the good news that the pair had won a free vacation. "The organisers of this scam went to great lengths to provide a façade of legitimacy," said Australian Federal Police Commander David Bachi in a media statement. "Thankfully the travelers contacted Customs and didn't dismiss their concerns, allowing us to make the arrest." to read more click here: huffingtonpost.com
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