UPDATE: The Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team says the seizure totals nearly $9 million including:
- 292 kilograms of marijuana, with an estimated street value of $2.9 million;
- 14.1 kilograms of heroin, with an estimated street value of $5.64 million;
- Six kilograms of hashish, with an estimated street value of $150,000.
EDMONTON - Police and border services officers have seized what they say is a record amount of pot and heroin in Alberta.
They say more than 200 kilograms of marijuana, 14 kilograms of heroin and six kilograms of hashish were taken off the street earlier this month.
Three Edmonton men were arrested at a storage facility on June 4.
Another two from Chilliwack, B.C., were picked up at the city's international airport by Canada Border Services agents.
It's believed to be the largest amount of marijuana ever seized in Western Canada and the most heroin picked up in Alberta.
Police believe most of the drugs were intended for other destinations.
The border services agency says the shipment came from overseas.
Darcy Strang of the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team says the size of the shipment would indicate larger organized crime groups are probably involved.
The arrests capped a five-month investigation.
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