A 26-year-old Colwood man was arrested earlier this month after West Shore RCMP intercepted him transporting drugs to Vancouver Island.
In a media release, West Shore RCMP said their drugs and organized crime unit began investigating the man earlier this month after they suspected him of dealing a controlled substance.
Police had information suggesting he was transporting drugs from Vancouver to Victoria, for distribution throughout the Greater Victoria area.
On June 23rd, West Shore RCMP intercepted the man in his vehicle after he departed the Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal, after arriving on the ferry from Tsawwassen.
Police said they located and seized one kilogram of a substance believed to be cocaine and $750 in Canadian currency.
“This is a considerable amount of suspected cocaine which is no longer available to local dealers who prey on our vulnerable and addicted,” said Cst Meighan Massey, West Shore RCMP Media Liaison Officer.
“Outcomes like this showcase our continued dedication to consistently disrupting the drug trade in our communities.”
The 26-year-old Colwood resident was arrested and released pending a court appearance for trafficking a controlled substance.