$1.9 million seized, two men arrested during traffic stop

A vehicle pulled over by Revelstoke RCMP for erratic driving leads to seizure of approximately $1.9 million.

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A complaint about erratic driving on the Trans-Canada Highway led to Revelstoke RCMP arresting two men from Atlantic Canada and seizing approximately $1.9 million over the weekend.

According to an RCMP statement, the incident occurred on Sunday, Sept. 8. when Revelstoke RCMP were alerted to an erratic driver on the Trans-Canada Highway about 30 kilmeters east of Revelstoke. Officers located the vehicle, which bore a license plate from an Atlantic Canadian province, about 10 kilometres east of Revelstoke. RCMP are not sharing which Atlantic province the men are from at this time.

RCMP media relations officer Cpl. Mike Halskov said police were alerted to the erratic driving by a member of the public. Halskov told the Mountaineer RCMP isn’t  able to share more specific details due to the ongoing investigation and the safety of the individuals involved.

“The individuals involved will have some explaining to do to whoever it is they’re involved with,” said Halskov.

RCMP officers engaged the two men during the roadside stop and subsequently detained them under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act before arresting for possession of property resulting from a crime. Police called in for a dog to search the vehicle, leading to the discovery of approximately $1.9 million in cash. Both the vehicle and the cash have been seized. The statement issued by the RCMP notes the cash is now secured at an undisclosed location outside of Revelstoke.

Halskov wasn’t able to give specific details about what happened during the traffic stop, but said the officers at the scene recognized something didn’t seem right, leading them to call for assistance to investigate and conduct a search of the vehicle.

The two men involved were released on a promise to appear at a future court date.

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