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Ecstacy pills like these were seized in a drug bust near the U.S. border. (JONATHAN HAYWARD/THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Ecstacy pills like these were seized in a drug bust near the U.S. border. (JONATHAN HAYWARD/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Tip from U.S. border guards leads to ecstasy bust Add to ...

A tip from U.S. border officials has helped lead Langley RCMP to a major drug bust.

Corporal Holly Marks says U.S. border patrol officers called Mounties shortly before 9 p.m. Tuesday night to report that a suspicious man was hiding in a ditch just north of the border.

Police, an RCMP helicopter and a dog team flushed out a suspect as they arrived at the scene, in the 27200 block of 0 Avenue, about 60 kilometres southeast of Vancouver.

Cpl. Marks says the man tried to run but the police dog quickly ended those plans.

Two large duffle bags, stuffed with more than 20 kilograms of MDMA – better known as ecstasy – have been seized and police estimate the value at more than $1-million.

Thirty-year-old Samuel Lopez-Rios of Mexico is in custody charged with trafficking and possession for the purpose of trafficking and is expected to appear in court on Sept. 27.

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