Drugs, weapons, and vehicles were all seized by police in Victoria in late September, after several months of investigation by the West Shore RCMP.
According to West Shore RCMP, their drug unit executed five simultaneous search warrants in the Victoria area on September 27th, after conducting surveillance on two suspected drug dealers.
Both suspects resided in Victoria but frequented the West Shore area. The search warrants included three homes and two vehicles.
Investigators seized over 300 grams of powdered cocaine and crack-cocaine with an estimated street value over $50 000. Two vehicles, ammunition, and a variety of bladed weapons were also confiscated.
The cross-jurisdictional drug trafficking operation involved the West Shore RCMP, Victoria Police Department (VPD) Strike Force, and VPD Emergency Response Team.
“Drug trafficking doesn’t stop at the West Shore border, neither do our investigators. We put the call out to our colleagues at VPD who immediately showed their support and jumped on board, making the project a success,” said Cpl. Walsh of the West Shore RCMP Drug Unit.
While the investigation is on-going, police have arrested two 37-year-old men for drug trafficking and possession for the purpose of trafficking.