Vancouver seizes "Olympic" drugs

Thu Dec 10, 2009 6:42pm EST
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VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Reuters) - Police in the host city for next year's Winter Olympics have found an unwanted Olympic-themed product -- illegal drugs.

Vancouver police responding to an emergency call about a home invasion discovered a large supply of ecstasy pills, including some imprinted with the Olympic rings, officials said on Thursday.

The 107,000 pills had an estimated street value of "well over" C$1 million, making it one of the department's largest drug seizures, officials said.

Two men were arrested and are expected to face drug related charges.

Vancouver will host the 2010 Winter Olympics, which are scheduled to start February 12.

($1=$1.05 Canadian)

(Reporting by Allan Dowd; editing by Rob Wilson)

<p>Athletes compete during a men's 400m heat of the athletics competition in the National Stadium at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 18, 2008. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon</p>