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Three men arrested near Salmo for conspiracy to commit an offence, vehicle and cash seized

Police have arrested three men allegedly caught looking to buy drugs, likely for trafficking purposes, according to Salmo RCMP detachment commander Cpl. Darryl Orr.

" On July 2 ... members of the Salmo RCMP arrested three adult males for conspiricy to commit an offence," Orr said in a release issued Monday morning. "The three males were arrested at a location just outside of the Salmo Village without incident."

Orr said $15,000 dollars in Canadian currency was seized from the vehicle the males were driving, along with a small quantity of magic mushrooms.

"Their vehicle was seized as offence related property and the three males will be appearing in Nelson Provincial Court at a future date," he said, adding all three are from out of the area and have been released pending their first court appearance..

"The Salmo RCMP remain committed to eliminating illicit drug activity in this area."