Drugs and explosives are on the streets following a major investigation into drug trafficking in greater Victoria.
Police have arrested three men and a woman who are expected to hold men aged between 29 and 40 after a West Coast RCMP drug-trafficking investigation in February led police to execute two search warrants in Langford and Victoria. Three men and a woman have filed charges.
The major operation included the assistance of the Greater Victoria and RCMP Emergency Response Team, the Victoria Police Service and the Combined Provincial Force Special Enforcement Unit, West Coast RCMP said in a release.
“The drugs, money and explosive devices seized in this investigation have had a major impact on the drug trade in the West Bank. The sale of these drugs could affect hundreds of lives and potentially kill them in an overdose crisis. We are grateful to others who assisted in the investigation institutions,” Cpl said. Kevin Pollock of the West Coast RCMP’s Narcotics and Organized Crime Unit.
During the search, police seized a brick of suspected cocaine weighing more than one kilogram; more than 17 ounces of suspected cocaine; more than 15 ounces of suspected fentanyl in 150 bags ready for street sale; approximately six ounces of suspected ecstasy; More than 35 bottles of syrup containing promethazine and codeine; more than 1,000 unidentified pills; more than $68,000 in cash; two imitation pistols and a stick of dynamite.
The explosives, along with the detonating cord, were seized and disposed of by the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team.
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