A routine traffic stop turned up more than three kilograms of cocaine and another unknown substance outside Hope last week.
A Boston Bar RCMP member was patrolling Highway 1 on Friday when he noticed a vehicle that passed him going to other direction appeared to have an illegal modification.
When he pulled the vehicle over for a quick chat, he noticed what he believed to be the smell of marijuana.
Upon further investigation, the officer located approximately 2.4 kilograms of what police believe to be cocaine, as well as over one kilogram of a substance yet to be identified.
“This was a significant seizure by our officer,” said Const. Tracy Wolbeck. “What started with a routine stop ended with taking over three-and-a-half kilograms of what we believe to be illegal drugs out of possible circulation.”
Interrupting drug trafficking and keeping drugs from hitting the streets remains a top priority for the Boston Bar RCMP, she added.
A 33-year-old Langley man was arrested and released. He is scheduled to appear in court at the end of August.