Weapons, drugs and money seized by West Shore RCMP Drug Unit

West Shore

2022-10-12 12:31 PDT

The West Shore RCMP Drug Unit was at the helm of a multi-unit investigation leading to the arrests of two drug dealers and the seizure of weapons, drugs and money.

The West Shore RCMP Drug Unit investigation spanned several months and involved partnering with other West Shore RCMP units including the Crime Reduction Unit, Uniformed Gang Enforcement Unit, as well as the Sooke RCMP and the Island District Traffic Police Dog Unit.

The West Shore RCMP conducted covert surveillance and determined that two suspects living in Sooke were trafficking drugs across the West Shore and Sooke. In early September, police executed a search warrant on the residence in question and arrested a 42-year-old male and a 23-year-old female in relation to drug trafficking.

During the search, police located and seized 3 prohibited Tasers and numerous cartridges, 2 prohibited switch blade knives, 1 prohibited butterfly knife, 2 cross bows, and 1 MP5 and 1 Carbine style replica firearms. Police also seized over $600 cash, approximately 33 grams of crack cocaine, approx. 28 grams of powder cocaine, approx. 18 grams of methamphetamine and 180 grams of cannabis. .

Weapons, drugs and money seized by West Shore RCMP Drug Unit:

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Video depicts various weapons, drugs and money seized by West Shore RCMP. Video also shows a prohibited switch blade knife.

 

This was a complex investigation involving many West Shore RCMP officers as well as our neighbouring Sooke RCMP and the Island District Traffic Dog Unit. We want to thank the numerous police officers from all jurisdictions who assisted in this investigation, said Cpl. Nancy Saggar West Shore RCMP Media Relations Officer.

The investigation is ongoing, and police are recommending the suspects be charged with 4 counts of possession for the purposes of trafficking, 6 counts of possession of a prohibited weapon and 1 count of possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose.

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Cpl. Nancy Saggar

Media Relations Officer
West Shore RCMP
http://westshore.rcmp.ca/ (English only)
698 Atkins Avenue, Victoria, BC V9B 3A4
Office: 250-474-2264
Fax: 250-474-8790

Email: westshore_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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