Valentine’s Day arrest leaves couple heartbroken

Kamloops, BC – On February 14, 2018 Central Interior Traffic Services (CITS), with the assistance of E Division Traffic Police Dog Service stopped a vehicle for speeding on Highway 5 near Kamloops. Upon speaking with the driver, a man from Surrey, BC, it was determined that he did not have a driver’s licence and the vehicle was not registered to him, or his passenger, a woman also from Surrey, BC. The couple was questioned further regarding their travel plans which made the Officer suspicious about their intentions and believed the couple was engaged in drug trafficking.

Police arrested the couple and deployed a Traffic Services Police Dog to the vehicle which quickly indicated to the trunk area. A further search yielded a large quantity of a substance believed to be cocaine within containers in the trunk.

“This was a great example of how quickly things can change for our Officers patrolling the highways, which led to this significant drug seizure as a result of stopping a vehicle for speeding,” says Corporal Gregg Calibaba of the E Division Traffic Police Dog Services, “and it is a testament to the Officers’ dedication to keeping our roadways safe and harmful drugs out of our communities.”

The driver and passenger face possible charges for Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking as a result of this significant seizure and the driver was issued tickets for speeding and not having a valid driver’s licence and the vehicle was impounded.

BC RCMP Traffic Services would like to remind motorists that we are patrolling our highways every day – even Valentine’s Day – in our ongoing efforts to remove traveling criminals and prohibited drivers from our roadways while conducting Traffic Safety enforcement.

E Division Traffic Services

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