METRO VANCOUVER --A car parked on a lonely rural road turned out to be packed with illegal drugs.
A simple traffic stop turned into a massive drug bust, with Langley Mounties seizing methamphetamine and ecstasy.
An officer was patrolling south Langley on Friday night, when she spotted a Honda CRV parked on 212th Street near Zero Avenue.
The car’s lights were on, and three men were inside. The officer pulled up to speak to the trio, but the car then drove off, said Cpl. Holly Marks, spokesperson for the Langley RCMP.
The officer finally pulled over the car in the 400 block of 204th Street. The three men all handed over ID saying they were Mexican citizens.
A call to immigration authorities revealed that none of the men were in Canada legally. With the help of a Spanish-speaking Langley officer, they were arrested.
Officers who searched the car got quite a surprise. They found 10 kilograms of what is thought to be methamphetamine, along with about 55,000 pills believed to be ecstasy. Three cell phones were also seized.
Marks said it is one of the larger drug busts made by Langley RCMP in recent memory.
All three men, aged 22, 25, and 32, were held in custody pending an Oct. 28 court date on charges of drug possession for the purpose of trafficking.
How the men got into Canada is unknown. The car is registered to a Lower Mainland resident, but he was not in the vehicle at the time of the traffic stop.
Langley RCMP found 10 kilograms of suspected methamphetamine and about 55,000 tablets thought to be ecstasy.
By Matthew Claxton,
October 26, 2010
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Meth, 55,000 ecstasy pills found during Langley traffic stop