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Traffic stop leads to large seizure of cash

A traffic stop by Prince George RCMP yielded a seizure of over $130,000 in cash.

On May 27, RCMP officwers received a report that a man was slumped over the steering wheel of his vehicle for several hours. Members attended the location on Damms Road and located the vehicle. The driver exhibited signs of impairment by drugs and police observed drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle. Investigators arrested the man and seized drug paraphernalia and over $130,000 in cash. Police issued the 30-year-old Vancouver man a 24-hour driving prohibition and the vehicle was impounded. Police have commenced a proceeds of crime investigation, which is ongoing.

“The investigator will also be connecting with the Civil Forfeiture office,” said Const. Jennifer Cooper. “The Civil Forfeiture Office, which is a part of the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General, targets the proceeds and instruments of unlawful activity. The Civil Forfeiture Act allows the director of the Civil Forfeiture Office to commence legal proceedings against property linked to unlawful activity. The money is re-invested in B.C. communities in the form of crime prevention grants and compensation to eligible victims.”

The Prince George RCMP continues to target those in the community who are profiting from the sale of illegal drugs.

If you have any information about this or any other criminal offence, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477 or online at www.northernbccrimestoppers.ca (English only). You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers. If you provide information that leads to an arrest or recovery of stolen property, you could be eligible for a cash reward.

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