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Edmonton police seize more than $122K worth of drugs and cash in vehicle stop

Edmonton Police Headquarters in downtown Edmonton. .
Edmonton Police Headquarters in downtown Edmonton. . Kendra Slugoski, Global News

A man is facing a drug trafficking charge after Edmonton police seized over $122,000 worth of drugs and cash on Aug. 14.

At around 11 p.m., officers stopped a vehicle near 64 Avenue and 172 Street after “observing suspicious activity in the area,” a Friday news release said.

Police searched the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta and reportedly found 1.8 kg of cocaine and 1 kg of buffing agent. The street value is estimated to be $108,000.

At around 4 a.m. the next day, a search warrant was executed at a home in the area of 172 Street and 63 Avenue where officers seized $14,800 in cash.

Fareedullah Attai, 33, was arrested without incident and has been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking.

Officers continue to investigate.

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