The West Shore RCMP Drugs and Organized Crime Unit, alongside the West Shore RCMP Serious Crime Unit, Crime Reduction Unit, and the Combined Force Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia (CFSEU-BC), arrested three individuals linked to a drug trafficking investigation.
The investigation, which lasted over a couple of months, involved three simultaneous search warrants on Feb. 26, 2021, at residences in Colwood, Langford and Sooke.
With the help of the West Shore RCMP Police Service Dog
Erik, police discovered substantial quantities of drugs and investigators uncovered evidence of a drug trafficking network operating in the area.
As a result, investigators seized the following:
- 1 kilogram of suspected methamphetamine;
- 11 ounces of suspected fentanyl;
- 6 ounces of suspected heroin;
- 5 ounces of suspected cocaine;
- 1 kilogram of suspected Psilocybin;
microdoseof suspected Psilocybin capsules;
- $12,000 in Canadian Currency;
- 1 loaded shotgun;
- 2 loaded pistol magazines;
- Ammunition and other weapons, including brass knuckles and a stun baton;
- 5 luxury vehicles;
- 2 all-terrain vehicles;
- 1 wake boat.
Police arrested a 31-year-old man from Langford, a 28-year-old woman from Langford and a 27-year-old man from Colwood.
The investigation is ongoing and a detailed report will be forwarded to Crown Counsel for consideration of charges.
Numerous resources as well as a variety of covert investigative techniques were utilized during this investigation says Constable Alex Bérubé, Media Relations Officer for the West Shore RCMP.
The disruption of such a drug trafficking operation is key to keeping our communities safe.