Firearm And Fentanyl Seized In Strike Force Operation
Victoria, BC – Strike Force officers seized a firearm with ammunition, cash, and drugs, including fentanyl, after an investigation which involved locations in Victoria and Sidney. Three men were arrested.
On January 23, 2020, Strike Force officers, with the assistance of the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team (GVERT), arrested three men in the 600-block of Pandora Avenue. Two of the men were found to be in possession of drugs. One of the men was a federal parolee who had past convictions for violent offences. No one was injured.
Subsequently, Strike Force and GVERT officers executed search warrants at three separate locations. These locations included a suite in a multi-unit residential building in the 2600-block of Graham Street, a hotel room in Victoria, and a business in Sidney. In addition, investigators searched two vehicles associated to the suspects.
Strike Force officers located a firearm with ammunition and a considerable amount of fentanyl, cocaine, and cash in their search of the suite in the 2600-block of Graham Street. The search of the hotel room in Victoria yielded more cocaine and cash. At the business in Sidney, Strike Force officers located more drugs, cash, and evidence of a sophisticated drug production site.
Investigators seized the two vehicles associated to the suspects. One vehicle is being considered for Civil Forfeiture.
No charges have been sworn. This file remains under investigation.
About Strike Force
Strike Force is a focused investigative unit in the Victoria Police Department. Strike Force officers use cutting-edge investigative techniques including clandestine surveillance, undercover operations and confidential information to identify, target, and arrest some of the most dangerous offenders in Victoria and Esquimalt. Strike Force officers are focused on getting fentanyl and guns off our streets. Many Strike Force investigations are sparked by tips from people worried about guns and drugs like fentanyl.
If you have information about those selling dangerous drugs in our community, you can call the Strike Force line directly (250) 995-7260. Otherwise you are asked to call our non-emergency line at (250) 995-7654. To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
600 block of pandora... at least that concentration of crime in Victoria makes it easier to find the bad guys...