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Police reveal major gun and drug bust on Langford’s Bear Mountain


In late June, a home on Bear Mountain in Langford was the focus of a significant police operation and now authorities are now disclosing some of the items seized from the property in question.

On June 25th, a man was taken into custody in the West Shore following a covert drug trafficking investigation by VicPD’s General Investigative Services (GIS) section.

The operation resulted in the seizure of 20 real firearms, over 20,000 rounds of ammunition, $27,000 in cash, 4.5 kilograms of cocaine, and two sets of ballistic armour.

The investigation began earlier in the month when GIS officers began a covert investigation on a suspected drug trafficker.

A search warrant for a residence in the 800-block of Pintail Place in Langford was granted, and the West Shore RCMP’s Emergency Response Team assisted the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team and VicPD’s Strike Force team in the arrest of the suspect at the residence on June 25th.

Upon search of the residence, officers seized multiple firearms and a high quantity of cocaine, ammunition and cash.

“These offenders pose a threat to the safety and wellbeing of our communities, so we will continue our efforts to prevent those that choose to engage in illegal drug trafficking, which fuels the toxic drug crisis in BC,” said VicPD Chief Del Manak.

“In addition to the inherit dangers imposed on the community related to the trafficking of toxic drugs, we often see a concerning level of violence associated with these behaviours,” says VicPD Spokesperson Constable Terri Healy.

“Our enforcement targets the dangerous individuals and weapons that impact the safety of our neighbourhoods. In this case, the suspect had 20 firearms in the residence and thousands of rounds of ammunition that were all seized as a result of this investigation.”

The suspect was released from custody pending further investigation.

Victoria Buzz Staff
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