A shipment of beans that passed through the Port of Halifax was hiding something else. Border services got suspicious about the cargo from Cartagena, Colombia, took a closer look, and found the cans were packed with cocaine.

The cargo was found at the start of the month. Dominic Mallette, Chief of Operations with Canada Border Services Agency says they took out the $4 million worth of cocaine and got sneaky to catch the bad guys.

“So we will seize everything, stuff the cans back with another substance, pretend that we never seized anything, let the shipment go on its merry way, see the receipient, then arrest them,” said Mallette.

The Mounties did the rest, arresting two Montreal men.