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$250K and loaded gun seized at border

Police in Abbotsford, B.C., have seized $250,000 in American cash and a loaded nine-millimetre handgun from a minivan carrying two Mexicans and a pair of Canadians near a U.S. border crossing.

Cst. Ian MacDonald says an officer observed the vehicle travelling at least 40 kilometres below the speed limit at about 7 p.m. Friday along the Canada-U.S. border in the Sumas Prairie area.

He says the officer also noticed at least two of the men wearing camouflaged clothing.

MacDonald says the Canadians, a couple in their 50s from Burnaby, have been released as the investigation continues.

The Mexican men, who are in their 30s, have been detained for immigration purposes.

Along with the vacuum-packed U.S. currency, MacDonald says police also seized up to $4,000 in Canadian cash.

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