BOW VALLEY – Alberta RCMP Traffic Services stopped vehicles on provincial highways, including the Bow Valley, in June that resulted in the seizure of illicit drugs, firearms and stolen goods.
Three vehicles stopped for traffic offences near Lake Louise in May, according to an RCMP press release, were considered suspicious and searched by officers that noted indicators of drug trafficking.
The searches resulted in the seizure of a combined 155 pounds of cannabis, 560 grams of cannabis shatter, and 45 grams of methamphetamines.
In early June, an RCMP member stopped a vehicle near Banff for an equipment violation, according to the release. The officer searched the vehicle and found two pounds of cannabis, one kilogram of crystal methamphetamines and approximately $130,000 of Canadian currency.
In Jasper, an RCMP officer stopped three vehicles at the end of June and noted indicators that drug trafficking was occurring. Searches of the vehicles found a combined 72.5 pounds of cannabis, one kilogram of cannabis shatter, 500 grams of cocaine, 500 grams of methamphetamine, 500 grams of opium, a stun gun and approximately $2,000 in cash.
“There are consequences to trafficking drugs in Alberta," said Alberta RCMP Traffic Services Superintendent Gary Graham. "This illegal drug seizure is evidence that traffickers can be caught.
"Traffic enforcement, because of its very nature, plays a key role in crime reduction and impacts illegal activities conducted by organized criminal groups while using our roadways.”