Surrey driver arrested with $61,140 in suitcase
A Surrey man pulled over for speeding near a community north of Kamloops is facing criminal charges after a search of a southbound vehicle uncovered a cash cache.
According to South East District RCMP Cpl. Dan Moskaluk, police seized a suitcase containing $61,140 from the trunk of a vehicle that was pulled over for speeding just before 2 p.m. on Jan. 29 on Highway 5 near Darfield.
The search was initiated after the officer “noted several indicators” that spurred him to investigate under the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act.
A police-dog unit was deployed, locating evidence that led to the arrest of the 35-year-old driver. The money was found during a further search of the vehicle.
The accused, whose name has not been released, is to make his first appearance in Kamloops Provincial Court on April 11, on charges of possession of property obtained by crime.