A suitcase containing thousands of dollars of cash was seized by Mounties at the Chilliwack greyhound bus station after a drug bust last week in northern British Columbia.
The suitcase contained $13,000 and had apparently been sent by one of three teenagers arrested after a routine traffic stop led to the discovery of drugs, cash and weapons in Fort St. John.
On Jan. 25, an RCMP officer in the northern B.C. town pulled over a car for speeding. The officer smelled marijuana upon approaching the car and arrested the female driver and her two passengers.
A search of the vehicle turned up 705 grams of marijuana, 170 grams of cocaine, more than $13,000 in cash, a knife, a crowbar and a can of bear spray, according to police.
The search also, crucially, turned up a shipping receipt for a package sent by bus to a person in Chilliwack. Mounties in Chilliwack intercepted a suitcase in Chilliwack. After obtaining a search warrant, officers opened the luggage to find $13,000 in cash concealed in a container inside.
Of the three people arrested, one is a 17-year-old boy, another is a 17-year-old girl, and the third is an 18-yearold woman. Mounties have recommended drug trafficking charges be laid against all three.
No more information is available on the intended destination of the suitcase.
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