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Police seize cocaine stash

Police have seized two large backpacks stuffed with $1.35 million worth of cocaine.

Now they want to seize a trio of border jumpers who dropped the backpacks as they were being chased by police along 0 Avenue.

Langley RCMP say that early on Thursday, Nov. 10, their officers were notified by U.S. Border Patrol officers that three people were walking north towards the border with Canada.

RCMP officers, talking with the Border Patrol on the CAN/AM radio channel, were advised that the border jumpers crossed into Canada in the 25600 block of 0 Avenue, and ran eastbound for about two blocks.  There, officers and the Lower Mainland Police Dog Services took over the pursuit.

As they hunted for the suspects, officers stumbled upon “two very large backpacks” which they seized.

But after almost 90 minutes, neither the officers nor the dog squad could locate the suspects.

The backpacks contained 30 individually packaged bricks of cocaine. Given that each one kilogram brick of cocaine would have an estimated street value of $45,000, the total drug haul is around $1.35 million, Marks said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 604 532-3200. To remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), go to www.solvecrime.ca, send a text to BCTIP to CRIMES (274637), or through Facebook at www.facebook.com.

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