Seattle Post Intelligencer
BELLINGHAM -- Forty-five people have been indicted in connection to a smuggling network that relied on helicopters to deliver tons of marijuana and cocaine between Canada and Washington and boasted to be "better than FedEx," U.S. and Canadian authorities announced today. Forty people have been arrested so far.
The two-year investigation, dubbed "Operation Frozen Timber," pitted law enforcement agents on both sides of the border against smugglers who dropped payloads of "B.C. bud" into remote wooded locations in exchange for cocaine that they ferried back to Canada.