A man wanted for attempted murder and other unendorsed warrants stemming from Vancouver was arrested in Langford earlier this month.
The 33-year-old man was the passenger of a car that was involved in a traffic stop near the 800-block of Goldstream Avenue.
Mounties say officers recognized the man from the warrants in Vancouver – which included attempted murder, discharging a firearm and unlawful discharge of a firearm.
Officers arrested the man and also found an unloaded handgun inside the car, according to the West Shore RCMP.
The 33-year-old was one of eight people who were arrested during a joint operation between the West Shore RCMP and the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit – British Columbia (CFSEU-BC).
The provincial team came to the West Shore at the request of the local RCMP detachment to help target drug trafficking and “crime hot-spots.”
Over a three-day period in October, police say they arrested eight people on drug trafficking related offenses, and seized more than $8,000 in cash, the aforementioned pistol, a crossbow, two knives, two cans of bear spray and a baton.
Police also seized small amounts of drugs, including suspected fentanyl, crack cocaine, and methamphetamine.
No details about the specific arrests could be shared since the suspects were before the courts, Mounties said in a release Thursday.
“We thank CFSEU-BC’s UGET for their enforcement efforts in the West Shore,” said Insp. Stephen Rose, Officer in Charge of Operations at West Shore RCMP.
“CFSEU-BC’S UGET team of investigators worked very hard alongside our officers and together, we have made an impact on the local drug trade.”