Langley RCMP make major drug bust

A tip from U.S. border officials has helped lead Langley RCMP to a major drug bust.

Cpl. Holly Marks said U.S. border patrol officers called Mounties shortly before 9 p.m. Tuesday night to report a suspicious man hiding in a ditch just north of the border.

Police, an RCMP helicopter and a dog team flushed out the suspect as they arrived at the scene, in the 27200-block of 0 Avenue, about 60 kilometres southeast of Vancouver.

Marks said the man tried to run but the police dog quickly stopped him in his tracks.

Two large duffel bags stuffed with more than 20 kilograms of MDMA — better known as ecstasy — have been seized and police estimate the value at more than $1 million.

Samuel Lopez-Rios, 30, of Mexico is in custody charged with trafficking and possession for the purpose of trafficking and is expected to appear in court Sept. 27.