Surrey man arrested with cocaine worth $1.7 million

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17 Kilos Cocaine seized from 66 year old Surrey man in Stony Plain, Alberta. Photo: Alberta RCMP
17 Kilos Cocaine seized from 66 year old Surrey man in Stony Plain, Alberta. Photo: Alberta RCMP
17 Kilos Cocaine seized from 66 year old Surrey man in Stony Plain, Alberta.
Photo: Alberta RCMP

Stony Plain, Alberta: A 66-year-old man from Surrey has been charged with one count of possession for the purpose of trafficking by RCMP near Stony Plain, Alberta.

K-Division Mounties were working on Highway 16 near Stony Plain on Saturday when they pulled over an SUV for a vehicle equipment violation and investigation ended up with 17 kilograms of cocaine.

Staff Sgt. Brent Meyer said the officer who stopped the vehicle found “indications” that the man driving might have been transporting drugs.

Police Service Dog ‘Henri’ was deployed, indicating the presence of a controlled substance as he is trained to detect. Police located within the vehicle approximately 17 kilograms of Cocaine, with an estimated street value of 1.7 million dollars.

S/Sgt. Brent Meyer said, “It’s definitely a significant seizure.”