Police dog finds 50 pounds of pot in traveller's bags at YVR Airport

Jun 25 2018, 10:33 pm

This past weekend, undercover officers working out of Richmond RCMP’s YVR Detachment noted what they called “unusual” behaviour exhibited by a traveller flying out of Vancouver International Airport.

A Lower Mainland Integrated Police Dog Services (IPDS) unit was activated and assisted in locating approximately 23 kg (50 lbs) of contraband believed to be marijuana packed in “several” suitcases, on June 22.

In a release, police said a male suspect in his early 40s, from Windsor, Ontario was arrested.

Now, Richmond RCMP’s YVR Detachment is continuing their investigation.

“Along with our uniformed patrol officers visible throughout YVR, there are many plainclothes RCMP officers deployed to maintain the safety and security of all the travellers and workers in and around the Vancouver International Airport,” said Richmond RCMP Cpl. Dennis Hwang.

“Kudos to police service dog Hooper, his remarkable nose, and his handler from Lower Mainland Integrated Police Dog Services for their assistance,” Hwang added.

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