RCMP Service Dog Gus Assists in Seizure

Cash Seized in traffic stop
RCMP Service Dog Gus
RCMP Service Dog Gus assists in large cash seizure

OLDS -Crime – On Monday April 8th, 2013 shortly after two in the afternoon, a member of RCMP Traffic Services was patrolling near Olds on the QEII in central Alberta. The Officer stopped a vehicle for an apparent traffic violation. 

A CDSA investigation ensued and Police Service Dog Gus, a 4 1/2 year old Chocolate Lab, was utilized. 

RCMP Service Dog Gus assists in seizure

Upon a search of the vehicle, the officer discovered several large sealed bags of Canadian currency.  The value is estimated to be between three hundred to five hundred thousand dollars.  The driver was arrested under the Criminal Code provisions of Proceeds of Crime and the money was seized.

Cash Seized in traffic stop

“This is a great example of the efforts and hard work performed by the RCMP Traffic Services” says “K” Division Traffic Service, Superintendent Eaton.  “These members work hard every day to ensure your highways and communities are safe, not only from irresponsible drivers, but from criminal activity which impacts our communities and our families.”

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