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Guns, $550,000 cash, cannabis seized at local residence

Two people were arrested and a large amount of cannabis and cash was seized last week in Prince George.

On Saturday, police executed a search warrant under the Cannabis Act at a residence in the city.  The search yielded more than 55 kilograms (121 pounds) of dried cannabis, a significant amount of other forms of cannabis products, several firearms, ammunition and more than $550,000 in cash.  Total value of the cash and cannabis is estimated to be approximately $1 million.

A man and a woman were arrested at the residence.

“This is a substantial seizure resulting from the investigation of persons previously not known to police,” said Insp. Shaun Wright, Operations Officer for the Prince George RCMP, in a news release.  “Our officers will continue to target those persons that do not abide by Canadian law, including the Cannabis Act.”

The suspects were released without charge at this time, pending the completion of the investigation and charge approval from the Federal Prosecution Service of Canada.

If you have any information about the illegal distribution of cannabis in the Prince George area, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477 or online at www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca (English only).  You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers.  If you provide information that leads to an arrest, seizure of illicit drugs or recovery of stolen property, you could be eligible for a cash reward.

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