Port Moody Boxing Day seizure nets crack, fentanyl & Benz

The early morning seizure occurred near the border of Port Moody and Coquitlam

Port Moody police confiscated approximately $1,500 of fentanyl and crack cocaine, $900 in cash, six cellphones, a knife and a black Mercedes-Benz in an early morning Boxing Day seizure. 

The details of the seizure were first distributed in a Port Moody Police Department Instagram post Friday, Dec. 27. And while police confirmed some of those details in a press release Dec. 31, the quantity of cash and drugs, as well as number of cellphones, were not mentioned again.

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POMO police insta post

The officer first noticed something was out of place while on patrol at around 2:30 a.m. at the boundary of Coquitlam and Port Moody near Clarke Road, a spokesperson told The Tri-City News. A pedestrian approached the passenger window of the black Mercedes in what police called “an apparent drug transaction.” 

That’s when the suspects realized they were being watched by police. The pedestrian took off on foot and the Mercedes sped away with the police in pursuit. 

Inside the pulled-over vehicle police found a bag of drugs, cash, knife and cellphones. Both the driver and passenger were released at the scene and charges have not yet been approved, according to a press release.

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