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Suspected drug runners tripped up

Police in Abbotsford are crediting cross-border teamwork in the arrests of two suspected drug smugglers.

Cst. Ian MacDonald says U.S. Border Patrol alerted officers east of Vancouver about two suspicious men heading north across the Canada-U.S. border at about 8:45 Wednesday night.

MacDonald says a police helicopter, dog team and several units rushed to the rural and remote section of southeastern Abbotsford in the Fraser Valley.

He says outstanding communication between Canadian and U.S. officers helped Canadian officials locate two men, aged 23 and 49, while U.S. officers traced two backpacks south of the border.

About 20 kilograms of suspected methamphetamine was found in the packs.

Two suspects remain in a Canadian jail awaiting a decision on what charges could be laid and where the case should proceed.

The Canadian Press

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