Burnaby RCMP traffic officer makes roadside drug bust
Burnaby RCMP traffic officer pulled over an SUV for an illegal left turn and ended up with a big drug bust Tuesday.
On Sept. 25, the officer saw the southbound Ford Explorer turn left from Royal Oak Avenue onto Kingsway, despite the posted no-left-turn sign, and pulled it over.
It didn't take long for him to realize he was dealing with more than a simple traffic infraction.
The officer became suspicious after noticing "several indicators of criminal activity," say Burnaby RCMP, and found the male driver was evasive about his identity.
The driver was arrested and a search of the vehicle turned up a large amount of various drugs, including methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin, as well as currency and jewelry.
The following investigation determined the driver's identity and found evidence he was in Canada illegally.
Miguel Jiminez Sanchez of Mexico has been charged with three counts of possession of a controlled Substance for the purpose of trafficking and has been remanded in custody.