$1.9 million in cash seized during traffic stop in Revelstoke

Sep 19 2019, 12:56 pm

A traffic stop in southeastern British Columbia has led to a massive cash seizure by RCMP.

The incident took place on Saturday, September 8. According to a police statement, Revelstoke RCMP was notified of an “erratic driver” on Highway 1, approximately 30 km east of Revelstoke.

Upon arrival, officers found a vehicle with out-of-province license plates.

Police say that the two men in the vehicle, both of whom were from eastern Canada, were detained under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

“Upon further investigation at the roadside, both individuals were arrested for Possession of Property Obtained by crime” reads the police statement.

As a result, the vehicle and $1.9 million in cash were seized.

The two men have since been released on recognizance for a future court date.

“A serious collision may have been prevented had police not stopped this vehicle and it was prevented from arriving unchecked at its destination,” says Revelstoke RCMP. “If you see something that doesn’t seem right it probably isn’t.”

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