Drugs, gold and silver seized from Vancouver, Victoria homes in trafficking investigation involving FBI

Drugs, gold and silver seized from Vancouver, Victoria homes in trafficking investigation involving FBI
BC RCMP Handout
At least a dozen different types of drugs in a massive seizure involving FBI agents in Los Angeles.

A joint investigation involving FBI officials in Los Angeles and police in Vancouver and Victoria has ended in the arrests of six people and the seizure of a cache of illicit drugs, cash and gold.

The BC RCMP’s federal policing unit says the arrests and seizures occurred after investigators executed a series of search warrants between September and December 2021 in connection with reports of drug trafficking.

The warrants were carried out in five vehicles and six homes in Vancouver and Victoria and ended in the seizure of drugs including:

  • 2.5 kilograms of Cocaine, along with approximately 26 kilograms of buff ( a substance that is added to Cocaine, or other drugs, to increase profitability by increasing the weight) such as Benzocaine and Procaine
  • 1.5 kilograms of MDMA/MDA (Ecstasy)
  • 0.5 kilograms of Ketamine
  • 0.5 kilograms of Methamphetamine
  • 6,770 doses of LSD
  • 5,000 tablets of counterfeit Xanax (Etizolam)
  • 60 litres of Gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB)
  • 2 lbs of dried Cannabis / 534 Packages edible Cannabis products
  • 2.5 lbs Psilocybin
  • 115 bottles of Anabolic Steroids in 35 different chemical forms
  • 0.5 kilograms assorted drugs such as Opium and Heroin cut with Fentanyl; N,N-Dimethyltryptamine (DMT); 5-Methoxy-N,N-diisopropyltryptamine (5-MeO-DiPT, aka Foxy Methoxy); and Benzylpiperazin (BZP).
  • Hundreds of packages of illicit cannabis edibles including gummies, granola, chocolates, pills, Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) water enhancers, Transdermal THC patches, THC Hot Chocolate along with dried cannabis buds and concentrated cannabis extracts and vaping products.

RCMP say that in addition to the drugs, investigators seized $367,346 in cash, 15 ounces of gold worth around $35,988 and 205 ounces of silver worth about $5,977.

“In B.C., criminal organizations have made significant investments in the illicit drug trade which has had a lasting negative impact on our society,” Supt. Richard Bergevin, officer in charge of BC RCMP Federal Serious and Organized Crime – Major Projects.

“The damage to our communities is immeasurable and families across our country continue to feel the losses to overdose and addiction.”

No charges have been laid in the massive search and seizure but officials say an investigation is ongoing.


Recent Stories

Send us your news tips and videos!