Organized crime probe in Kamloops leads to seizure of drugs, cash

Cocaine and methamphetamine involved.

A weeks-long investigation into an organized crime drug operation has led to Kamloops Mounties seizing four kilograms of cocaine, two kilograms of methamphetamine and what police describe as a “significant amount of Canadian currency.”

Staff Sgt. Simon Pillay said the operation began with an Aug. 13 traffic stop in Cherry Creek, about 10 minutes west of Kamloops, that resulted in an arrest of a 49 year old man from Cherry Creek and the seizure of a kilogram of cocaine. He was released pending further investigation.

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On Sept. 4, police conducted a traffic stop, with a 35-year-old resident of Kamloops arrested and two kilograms of cocaine seized.

Pillay said a second 35-year-old man was arrested in another traffic stop that led to the seizure of a significant amount of Canadian currency. Search warrants were executed at homes in Aberdeen and Savona, where another kilogram of cocaine and two kilograms of methamphetamine were seized.


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