Wednesday July 23, 2014





Police seize $60,000 in cash at three vehicle stops

Police have seized more than $60,000 in cash in less than a week during routine traffic stops in the region.

The cash crop began Jan. 3 on Highway 5 south of Clearwater, where a vehicle was stopped for going 136 km/h in a 100 km/h zone.

Two breath samples registered as "warn" and resulted in a three-day driving suspension. A search of the vehicle turned up some marijuana and $18,000 in cash.

The 24-year-old man from Edmonton was travelling to the Lower Mainland.

The next day, a speeder was stopped on the Trans-Canada Highway near Kamloops. The officer detected the odour of marijuana and the 26-year-old driver from Kamloops was arrested.

A search turned up $30,000 in cash.

And on Monday, a vehicle was stopped on Highway 5 near McLure for a Motor Vehicle Act infraction. The search this time turned up about $15,000 in cash.

A 28-year-old man from Victoria and a 27-year-old woman from Vancouver were subjects of the investigation.





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