Australian Federal Police are warning the public about a new scam organized by a fake Canada-based tour that targets the elderly with the promise of free vacations, but with the intention of turning them into unwitting drug mules. This, after an unnamed Perth couple believed they had won and an all-expense paid trip to Canada, when in fact, they were being used to transport drugs.
The 72-year old man and 64-year-old woman set off for a week long trip to Canada after winning two tickets, seven nights accommodation and new luggage. But when they returned to Perth International Airport on October 13, they told Customs officials that there was something suspicious about their luggage. Upon inspection, officials found 3.5kg of methamphetamine hidden in each of their suitcases.