British Columbia

Traffic stop nets $75,000 in jewelry

An Alberta man pulled over by police in B.C. for speeding led investigators to a cache of allegedly stolen jewelry worth $75,000.

A speeding car with a broken tail light led B.C. police to $75,000 worth of jewelry believed stolen in Alberta.

Officers stopped the vehicle on Highway 5 near Kamloops on Nov. 19, RCMP said Monday.

A search of the vehicle turned up the jewelry, including 18-karat gold rings, necklaces and earrings, along with a small amount of marijuana.

The 41-year-old Edmonton man driving the vehicle was arrested for possession of stolen property.

The RCMP said they're working with police in Alberta to identify the owner of the jewelry.

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