Firearms, drugs, cash and stolen property uncovered by West Shore RCMP Drugs and Organized Crime Unit

West Shore

2023-05-29 09:35 PDT

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.

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Video opens with a view of drugs packaged into bags, a gas mask, along with firearms and ammunitions laying on a table the title below reads: Evidence of Drug Trafficking seized by West Shore RCMP Drugs and Organized Crime Unit.

The video continues to show a view of the table with more drugs visible the title below reads: Real and replica guns, hundreds of rounds of ammunition and Approximately 6 kilos of drugs suspected to be cocaine, methamphetamine, fentanyl and more seized by police.

Video focuses on a shot of a gold colored 50 calibre Dessert Eagle handgun with matching magazine.

Video focuses on a shot of an AR15 style rifle found with a prohibited magazine.

Video then spans over the table once more showing the drugs. On the front left portion of the screen a picture pops up which shows a table full of merchandise that was stolen and recovered by police the caption reads: Police also seized over $10 000 worth of stolen property in original packaging, many items with security tags still attached.

Video closes with a shot of RCMP crest with West Shore RCMP written below and RCMP. Canada screen credit.

 

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:

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. 

Released by:

Cpl. Nancy Saggar
Media Relations Officer
West Shore RCMP
698 Atkins Avenue, Victoria, BC V9B 3A4
Office: 250-474-2264
Fax: 250-474-8790

Email: westshore_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Website: westshore.rcmp-grc.gc.ca (English only)

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