Prince George RCMP arrested two people and seized dried cannabis, other forms of cannabis products, firearms, ammunition and cash on March 23 in the city. The total value of the cash and cannabis is estimated to be approximately $1 million. Photo courtesy of Prince George RCMP

Prince George RCMP seize an estimated $1 million worth of cannabis and cash

Police arrested two people and seized cannabis, cash, firearms and ammunition March 23.

Prince George RCMP recently arrested two people and seized an estimated $1 million worth of cannabis and cash in the city.

Members of the Prince George RCMP’s Street Crew Unit executed a search warrant under the Cannabis Act March 23 at a residence in Prince George.

An adult male and an adult female were arrested at the residence.

The search of the property yielded more than 121 pounds of dried cannabis, “a significant amount” of other forms of cannabis products, several firearms, ammunition and more than $550,000 in cash, according to a press release from the police.

The total value of the cash and cannabis is estimated to be approximately $1,000,000.

“This is a substantial seizure resulting from the investigation of persons previously not known to police,” Insp. Shaun Wright, Operations Officer for the Prince George RCMP, said in the release. “Our officers will continue to target those persons that do not abide by Canadian law, including the Cannabis Act.”

The suspects were released without charge at this time, pending the completion of the investigation and charge approval from the Federal Prosecution Service of Canada.

Police ask anyone who has any information about the illegal distribution of cannabis in the Prince George area to contact the Prince George RCMP at 250-5 61-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca.



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