Dynamite discovered alongside drugs and cash in major bust: West Shore RCMP


Among the things recovered by the West Shore RCMP in a recent drug bust was a stick of dynamite.

Three men and a woman are all expected to face charges after a recent investigation led police to uncover a significant drug trafficking operation, Mounties announced Wednesday.

In February, West Shore RCMP’s Organized Drug Crime Unit carried out two search warrants, one in Langford and one in Victoria.

With help from other police agencies in the region, authorities seized a large sum of cash, two replica firearms, copious amounts of drugs some packaged and ready for sale  and a stick of dynamite with a detonation cord.

The drugs, money and explosive device seized in this investigation has significantly impacted the drug trade in the West Shore. Hundreds of lives would have been affected and possibly lost to the overdose crisis by the sale of these drugs. We are thankful to the other agencies who assisted in this investigation, said Cpl. Kevin Pollock with RCMP’s Drug and Organized Crime Unit.

A video shared by RCMP highlights the volume of contraband.

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Included in the information from RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Nancy Saggar was a lengthy list of the items seized:

  • a brick of suspected Cocaine weighing over one kilogram;
  • over 17 ounces of suspected Cocaine;
  • over 15 ounces of suspected fentanyl packaged into over 150 individual bags ready for street sale;
  • approximately six ounces of suspected MDMA;
  • over 35 bottles of liquid syrup containing Promethazine and Codeine;
  • over 1000 unidentified pills;
  • over $68,000 cash;
  • two replica handguns;
  • one stick of dynamite, complete with detonating cord (The dynamite was safely seized by GVERT and later disposed of in a safe manner).

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