Busted Twice Over Chocolate!
Overzealous security at two airports interrogated a couple for drug trafficking, when all they had inside their bags was homemade chocolate.
Ron Obadia and Nadine Artemis, health food enthusiasts and owners of chocolate and beauty care company Living Libations were on their way to the United States.
At the Toronto airport, Sniffer dogs 'exposed' the couple when the dogs took an interest in their chocolate. Immediately, the pair were arrested, handcuffed and separated from each other and their six-month-old baby.
Portable drug tests were conducted as the chocolates were not commercially wrapped. The results were positive.
Intelligence agents proceeded to question the duo, convinced that they were smuggling marijuana. The couple maintained their innocence.
"As I was sitting in the cell, I kept focused on light and truth. I felt like no matter what was happening around me, I was opening up a gateway of light and total truth," Ron said.
The couple managed to employ a lawyer who convinced the Crown Attorney to send the sample for proper lab tests. The tests acquitted the pair.
To their horror, they were arrested again when they tried to cross the border into the US with their chocolate. They spent the day in interrogation.
This despite their lawyer notifying the US authorities of the Canada fiasco.
Ron and Nadia now face over $22,000 in legal costs, and are planning to sue the Canadian government for false arrest.
Tags: Chocolate , Drugs , Crime
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