Police Find $75K Worth of Toilet Paper, Rice and Diapers In Local Bust

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Police Find $75K Worth of Toilet Paper, Rice and Diapers In Local Bust

Police recently raided a Burnaby warehouse to find thousands of dollars worth of rice, among other items.

Burnaby RCMP said they received a report on May 10th about $20,000 worth of stolen rice. That led to finding a shipping container full of stolen items, equalling a sum of about $75,000.

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“The warehouse contained a stockpile of stolen goods on a commercial scale and was located after diligent investigative efforts and coordination between a number of units at Burnaby RCMP,” Insp. Matt Toews said in a statement, Tuesday.

In mid-June, investigators got a tip that the rice was being sold online and in public, leading them to the warehouse in Langley.

Rice bust

Photo: Burnaby RCMP

Along with the rice, police found:

  • 26 pallets of sandals
  • 400 packages of paper towels
  • Large quantity of toilet paper
  • Large quantity of diapers
  • One crate of ammunition
  • Over $1,500 cash

The investigation is ongoing and police will forward charges to BC Prosecution Service once the it is complete.

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