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'Kidnapping kit,' drugs seized in traffic stop in Kamloops: RCMP

September 23, 2021 - 4:28 PM

A traffic stop for expired insurance last night led to a seizure of drugs, weapons and a "kidnapping kit," according to Kamloops RCMP.

Police stopped the vehicle near Columbia Street and the Trans-Canada Highway yesterday, Sept. 22, around 10:45 p.m., and observed weapons inside the vehicle while dealing with the driver, according to an RCMP press release.

“Further investigation revealed what appeared to be a ‘kidnapping kit’ which included a ball gag, zap straps and duct tape," spokesperson Const. Crystal Evelyn said in the release.

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Weapons, cash and "numerous quantities" of suspected heroin, cocaine, crack cocaine and methamphetamine were also seized from the vehicle.

The driver was given a ticket because of expired insurance and the vehicle was towed.

The occupants of the vehicle were detained at the scene, but released as the investigation continues.

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