UPDATE: B.C. couple could face five years for cash smuggling

VANCOUVER, B.C. — A B.C. couple arrested last week will remain in a North Dakota jail to face charges related to smuggling cash across the United States border in their camper – charges that could result in up to five years in prison, reports The Province.

Robert and Jonna Booth were arrested at the Northgate, N.D., border crossing on Monday, Oct. 7, when agents allegedly found $73,000 stashed in a secret compartment in their 1999 Coach Camper.

According to U.S. court documents, the Agassiz couple was facing “financial problems” when they allegedly agreed to transport B.C. bud to Winnipeg, writes The Province. After the most recent run, they decided to detour through the U.S. to avoid bad weather in the Rockies.

For the complete story from The Province, click here.

For the original story from the Seattle Post Intelligencer, click here.

Kelly Cauthorn

Kelly Cauthorn

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