A traffic stop north of Kamloops this week led to police finding and seizing $61

A traffic stop north of Kamloops this week led to police finding and seizing $61

Police find $61,000 in vehicle after traffic stop

Police seize cash found in the trunk after a vehicle stop at Darfield on Tuesday

Kamloops This Week

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.