Brandon Bartlett
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Victoria Police have arrested two people for charges of drug trafficking after determining that they allegedly had ties to organized crime in the Lower Mainland.

On Wednesday, May 15th, a man and a woman were arrested by the VicPD Crime Reduction Unit (CRU), in coordination with the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team (GVERT) due in part to their alleged ties to organized crime.

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The investigation centred around a Victoria area drug line believed to be set up by the Lower Mainland gang “the Brothers Keepers.”

The suspects were arrested after VicPD and GVERT executed a search warrant in the 200-block of Battleford Avenue in Saanich.

They also recovered drugs including fentanyl, cocaine, nearly $15,000 in cash, and two vehicles, one of which is being recommended for civil forfeiture.

Both individuals have since been released and investigators are recommending drug trafficking charges.