8 arrested in drug-smuggling attempt
Eight B.C. men were arrested this week before they could smuggle 119 pounds of marijuana across the border using camouflage clothing and outdoor equipment, according to RCMP.
Mounties say they stopped a white Ford F-150 pickup truck carrying three men on Camp McKinney Road in Oliver on Wednesday and discovered the bags of marijuana.
A little further down the road, officers arrested another five men in a green Toyota 4Runner. Police say they discovered "smuggling equipment" in the SUV, including camouflage clothing and backpacks, outdoor gear and radios.
The men were headed south toward the U.S. border at the time of the arrests.
The suspects have not yet been charged with drug-related offences, but are scheduled to appear in court at a later date.
They range in age from 22 to 63 years old, and come from Kelowna, Vernon, Grand Forks and Kaleden.