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Kamloops Mounties seize ‘kidnapping kit’ in traffic stop

A file image of an RCMP cruiser. File / Global News

Kamloops Mounties say they came across a “kidnapping kit” and a significant cache of drugs earlier this week when they stopped a vehicle with expired plates.

During a stop near Columbia Street and Highway 1 in Kamloops on Sept. 22 for expired insurance, police say an RCMP officer saw weapons, resulting in the detention of its occupants.

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“Further investigation revealed what appeared to be a kidnapping kit which included a ball gag, zap straps, and duct tape; weapons, cash, and numerous quantities of suspected heroin, cocaine, crack cocaine, and methamphetamine,” Const. Crystal Evelyn, Kamloops RCMP spokesperson, said in a media release.

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Police seized the items. Those on scene were released pending the investigation’s conclusion. The driver also received a violation ticket for no insurance and the vehicle was towed.

If you have information related to this investigation, you are asked to contact the Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000.

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