VANCOUVER — Mounties in Vancouver have seized almost $10 million worth of chemical material hidden inside a shipping container and used to produce ecstasy and methamphetamine.
Const. Michael McLaughlin says that in early October, the Canada Border Services Agency discovered 150 jugs of P2P, or phenyl 2 propanone, inside the container from China.
He says that on Nov. 4, police arrested two men and a woman and used search warrants to enter four homes — in Richmond, Vancouver and Burnaby.
McLaughlin says investigators uncovered another 129 jugs of P2P, credit card skimmers, counterfeiting and identify theft operations, drugs and a total of $130,000 cash.
He says P2P is legal to possess in Canada but illegal to import.
In October, police seized more than $9 million in drugs stashed in seven shipping containers that arrived at the Port of Vancouver from Mexico.