A Victoria Police Strike Force investigation into drug trafficking has led to the arrest of one woman and the seizure of her vehicle.
The investigation was launched in late April by VicPD Strike Force officers and the Analysis and Intelligence section (AIS) when authorities targeted a woman suspected of trafficking drugs at a multi-unit temporary housing facility in Victoria.
According to police, officers received a number of complaints regarding the woman’s behaviour, deemed as “suspicious,” at the multi-unit temporary housing facility, located in the 3000-block of Blanshard Street.
Acting on that information, VicPD Strike Force officers say that they began gathering evidence and suspected the woman was trafficking drugs in the city.
On Thursday, April 29, police say that members of the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team (GVERT) arrested the woman in the 900-block of Pandora Avenue after they observed additional evidence of drug trafficking.
VicPD Strike Force officers, working with GVERT, later executed a search warrant on the woman’s vehicle and on the woman’s residence in Victoria.
VicPD says that officers found quantities of cocaine “consistent with drug trafficking,” as well as suspected fentanyl.
The arrested woman will face recommended charges of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking.