Vancouver police report significant seizure of cash, drugs worth millions

VANCOUVER — Police say they have seized drugs believed to be worth millions of dollars from a downtown Vancouver apartment.

A statement from the Vancouver Police Department says officers responded to the suite on Saturday following reports of two men in medical distress.

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Both were taken to hospital for treatment.

Sgt. Aaron Roed says the suspected drugs and approximately $200,000 in cash lay in plain view in the apartment and a warrant was obtained to conduct an official search.

Several bricks of what appears to be cocaine were seized, along with almost 14 litres of an unknown liquid and at least 60 grams of a substance believed to be MDMA, a psychoactive drug often known as ecstasy.

Roed says the drugs have an estimated street value of "several million dollars," and charges will be recommended if lab tests confirm the content of the seized items.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 19, 2020.

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