Police got more than they bargained for over the weekend when they found about 190 kilogram (426 pounds) of cannabis during a traffic stop near Port Hope, Ont.
Responding to a call of a possible impaired driver exiting a service station eastbound on the 401, one of the busiest highways in North America, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) soon pulled over a white rental van and discovered an estimated $1.9 million worth of drugs.
“Officers stopped the vehicle just east [of] Cobourg,” police said. “During the traffic stop, officers determined that the occupants of the vehicle were involved in the trafficking of illicit drugs.”
Calling it a “significant seizure,” the OPP took Oakville, Ont.’s Kiryl Andrushkevich, 26, and Toronto’s Damaris Nataren Ortega, 32, into custody, charging them with possession of more than 30 grams of dried cannabis in public and possession with intent to distribute.