Police find $61,000 in vehicle after traffic stop
A traffic stop north of Kamloops this week led to police finding and seizing $61,000 in cash from the trunk of the vehicle.
On the afternoon of Tuesday, Jan. 29, an RCMP officer stopped the southbound vehicle on Highway 5 in Darfield, about 75 kilometres north of Kamloops, between Barriere and Clearwater.
While dealing with the driver, police say the officer noted some things that led to a probe under the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act.
A police dog was used to search the vehicle and evidence found led to the arrest of the 35-year-old driver from Surrey.
Cash — $61,140 — was found in a suitcase in the trunk of the vehicle.
The driver will appear in Kamloops Law Courts on April 11 to face a charge of possession of property obtained by crime.