Vic PD arrests two people on drug trafficking offences

A man and woman, with ties to Lower Mainland organized crime, have been taken into custody for drug trafficking offences.

Victoria Police Department's Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) targeted the suspects in a month long investigation, focusing on a Victoria area drug line believed to be set up by the Lower Mainland gang "the Brother's Keepers."

On May 15, CRU officers, assisted by Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team officers, arrested the man and woman while executing a search warrant in the 200-block of Battleford Avenue in Saanich.

Officers located drugs, including fentanyl and cocaine, and nearly $15,000 in cash.  They also seized two vehicles, one of which is being recommended for civil forfeiture.

The man and woman were both released and investigators are recommending drug trafficking charges.

This is the second time in as many months the CRU have disrupted the group.  On April 5, officers arrested a woman believed to be connected to the group.  Victoria Police says they hope these investigations will deter further gang activity in the Victoria Area.

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