News

Border runners arrested in Abbotsford

Two border runners were captured in Abbotsford on Wednesday night.

The Abbotsford Police Department (APD) was contacted at 8:45 p.m. by the U.S. Border Patrol about border runners heading north in the 39000 block of Old Yale Road.

APD patrol officers and a K9 unit immediately moved into the area, and they were assisted by the Air One police helicopter and integrated road safety officers who were working in Abbotsford.

APD Const. Ian MacDonald said the "extremely effective" communication between Canadian and American authorities resulted in the capture of two suspects in rural southeast Abbotsford.

The 23- and 49-year-old men are being held by the APD for Canadian immigration officials.

The U.S. Border Patrol located backpacks on their side of the border that contained approximately 20 kilograms of suspected methamphetamine.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Teacher strike cheques in the mail
 
City signs new deal with Abbotsford Centre operator
 
Petition opposes Dignity Village proposal
70 volunteers plant 2,000 trees at Aldergrove park
 
CBC fired me for sexual behaviour: Ghomeshi
 
Awakening from a bad dream
COUNCIL ROUNDUP: More youth encouraged to voice opinions on downtown
 
Smart meter refusal fees trimmed
 
Charges laid in Willowbrook mall robbery

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 30 edition online now. Browse the archives.