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Suspected narcotics seized by RCMP in Highway 99 takedown

Highway 99 commuters in Richmond got an unexpected show mid-afternoon Tuesday, when Mounties performed a guns drawn takedown on a blue sedan near Cambie Road.

RCMP Cpl. Robert McDonald, of the Lower Mainland District Traffic Services, told The Richmond Review Wednesday, that police received a report of a suspicious incident at or near the border along with a vehicle description.

A Deas Island Freeway Patrol cruiser spotted the vehicle at 3 p.m., and conducted a Code 5 takedown along the highway as it neared the Oak Street Bridge.

The vehicle pulled over to the side of the road, and two people were arrested, including the male driver, McDonald said.

Several bags with suspected narcotics were seized, and tests to determine the type of narcotic were going to be performed.

The arrest took a matter of minutes, and went off without incident, McDonald said.

McDonald said he believes the suspicious occurrence took place along Zero Avenue, between two border crossings, likely the Peace Arch Crossing and the truck crossing.

A press release, with more details about the arrest, was expected to be released once police were further along their investigation, McDonald said.

 

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