West Shore RCMP’s Drug and Organized Crime Unit conducted a couple search and seizures throughout February as a part of an ongoing drug trafficking operation.
Officers had assistance from the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team (GVERT), VicPD and the RCMP’s Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit in searching two residences—one in Langford and one in Victoria.
At those two residences, police say they found large quantities of drugs and cash along with weapons and a stick of dynamite. The explosive device may have been intended for bedrock blasting, which is common practice during construction in Greater Victoria.
During the two searches, officers seized the following:
- a brick of suspected cocaine weighing over 1 kilograms
- over 17 ounces of suspected cocaine
- over 15 ounces of suspected fentanyl packaged into over 150 individual bags ready for street sale
- approximately 6 ounces of suspected MDMA
- over 35 bottles of liquid syrup containing Promethazine and Codeine
- over 1000 unidentified pills
- over $68,000 cash
- Two replica hand guns
- One stick of dynamite, complete with detonating cord
Police arrested three men and one woman ranging in age from 29 to 40-years-old.
The four suspects were arrested on drug trafficking related offences with pending additional charges.