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Ferry crews nab trunk monkey contraband

The excuse of rising ferry fares didn’t cut it for two young passengers caught looking for a free ride aboard the Howe Sound Queen en route to Vesuvius on March 25.

Ferry staff discovered the stowaways in the trunk of a friend’s car after the ferry had left the Crofton terminal.

RCMP officers greeted the two wayward travellers at Vesuvius and determined a stern warning was in order in lieu of fraud charges.

Aside from being illegal, Salt Spring RCMP Sgt. Jenkins noted, BC Ferries depends on an accurate passenger count in the event of an emergency.

He said the “trunk monkeys” were dismissed after they apologized to crew members and paid their fare.

— Gulf Islands Driftwood

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