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Police seize cash, drugs in Langley parking lot bust
Acting on an anonymous tip about marijuana being transported from B.C. to Ontario, Langley RCMP Drug Section have arrested two men, seized 17.5 pounds of pot, $123,590 cash and a 2005 Volvo semi truck on Wednesday (Aug. 1).
Around 3:30 p.m., drug section officers witnessed a 41-year-old Coquitlam man hand over a large black garbage bag to a 50-year-old Ontario man in a hotel parking lot in Langley.
Police arrested the Ontario man and seized 17.5 pounds of packaged marijuana bud which was found in the black garbage bag, said Langley RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Craig Van Herk.
Police also seized $121,590 in Canadian cash inside the man’s semi-truck. The semi-truck, a 2005 Volvo, with an approximate value of $20,000, was also seized as offence related property.
The Coquitlam man was arrested later in Coquitlam. He was found with $2,000 cash which was also seized.
The Coquitlam man who was arrested holds a valid Health Canada licence to possess and produce marijuana.
“Health Canada will only revoke the licence if the man is found guilty of a designated substance offence. A process which may take several years,” said Van Herk.
Both men have been released from custody and will appear in court at a later date. Police will be recommending charges of trafficking and possession.