charges Canadians with cash smuggling
Robert and Jonna Booth are charged with bulk cash smuggling into and out of the United States. They were told at a hearing Tuesday they qualified for a court appointed lawyer, but a spokesman for vans the federal defender office was not available for comment.were just going home to British Columbia, he told the judge. on Monday. They said Customs and Border Patrol officers found about $73,000 in Canadian money stashed behind a cabinet in the bat vans hroom of the couple motor home.Police said Robert Booth told them he won the money gambling at a casino, but they said information in Jonna Booth journal indicated that the cash came from the sale of marijuana. The Booths are not facing drug charges.Investigators said Jonna Booth told them that she and her husband had travelled to Winnipeg once a month si vans nce January to sell pot. According to investigators, she said they decided to go through North Dakota this time because of snowstorms in the Canadian Rockies.Court documents show Jonna Booth told officers that she and her vans husband started selling marijuana because of financial problems. She told officers the marijuana was transported from British Columbia to Manitoba in two hockey bags, according to the documents.