West Shore, BC – In May the West Shore RCMP Drugs and Organized Crime Unit conducted a multi-jurisdictional investigation into drug trafficking in the Capital Regional District.
With assistance from RCMP Emergency Response Team, Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team, Saanich Police and Victoria Police Strike Force, the West Shore RCMP Drugs and Organized Crime Unit executed 9 separate search warrants.
The search warrants were executed on 5 vehicles and 4 properties located in Langford, Malahat, Saanich and Victoria.
Officers seized a significant amount of drugs, cash and firearms including a loaded 50 caliber Desert Eagle handgun and an AR15 style rifle found with a loaded prohibited magazine.
Here is a break down of evidence seized by officers:
Approximately 6 kilos of drugs suspected to be a combination Cocaine, Fentanyl, Methamphetamine and Psilocybin;
Approximately 6 liters of liquid drugs suspected to be gamma hydroxybutyrate (commonly knowns as GHB);
over 1000 unknown pills, some packaged into prescription bottles;
Drug trafficking paraphernalia including drug packaging materials and a gas mask;
Over $6000 cash;
Loaded 50 caliber Desert Eagle handgun;
AR15 style rifle found with a loaded prohibited magazine with capacity for 30 rounds;
1 replica hand gun;
2 replica rifles;
2 handgun magazines, 3 prohibited rifle magazines and 1 prohibited silencer;
Large containers full of ammunition including 7.62 x 39 mm rounds, shot gun rounds and rifle rounds;
Over $10,000 worth of suspected stolen property in original unopened packaging, many security tags still attached.
“Drugs and Organized Crime Unit investigators are dedicated to disrupting drug trafficking and organized crime. This was a significant seizure that will impact drug trafficking beyond the West Shore. We thank our partner agencies for their help in this large investigation,” said Sergeant Ryan Walsh, West Shore RCMP Drugs and Organized Crime Unit.
Police arrested a 25-year-old male suspect for Possession of Controlled Substances for the Purposes of Trafficking and Unauthorized Possession of Firearms. The suspect was bound by conditions at the time of his arrest for prior charges in relation to drug trafficking, his previous bail was revoked and he is still in custody.
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