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Human smuggling attempt into U.S. through Stanstead foiled, four arrested

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DERBY LINE — U.S. Border Patrol Agents say they arrested four people during a human smuggling episode that took place in Derby Line, Vermont, on Saturday night. According to court records, at approximately 8:20 p.m., agents received a report of possible cross-border illegal activity near Derby Line, coming through Stanstead. Border Patrol agents assigned to…

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Camouflaged Quebecer caught smuggling 182 pounds of Xanax on a sled into the U.S.

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NORTH TROY — Authorities say Cedrick Bourgault-Morin, 21, of Quebec, Canada has been charged by a criminal complaint with possessing with intent to distribute 182 pounds of Aprazolam, commonly known as Xanax. According to the affidavit filed with the complaint, at approximately 1:00 a.m. on January 13, 2016, U.S. Border Patrol received notification of activity…

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Canadians warned about crossing U.S. border with lottery tickets as Powerball jackpot rises

DERBY LINE — As the U.S. Powerball jackpot climbed to $1.5 billion this week, making it the largest ever U.S. and world lottery jackpot for a single winner, Quebecers have been pouring into the U.S. at Derby Line, Vermont, to purchase tickets. But a little-known U.S. law could prevent any Canadian from crossing back into…

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