27kg of cocaine, over $175,000, seized by Quebec provincial police close to MontrealNews WAALI

The Surete du Québec (SQ) says it seized more than 50 pounds of cocaine and $175,000 from a vehicle in the Montreal suburb of Vaudreuil-Dorion.

The incident happened at 3:30 am Monday on Harwood Blvd. when police stopped a driver to check his driver’s license.

According to SQ, officers noticed the driver’s license had not been paid for and towed the vehicle away.

When they searched the vehicle, they found a large amount of cocaine and money.

The suspect, a 30-year-old man, was arrested at the scene and is said to be charged with drug trafficking, among other things.

“Sûreté du Québec is already conducting an investigation into this matter,” said Catherine Bernard, an SQ spokeswoman.

Police invite anyone with information to anonymously call the Criminal Information Center at 1-800-659-4264.

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