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Nearly 100 police officers involved in Victoria area drug busts

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  1. whitenoise
    Eight arrested in major drug bust in Greater Victoria

    Victoria and other regional police forces collaborated on a "significant" drug bust this morning.

    Almost 100 officers raided five residences in the West Shore and Saanich starting at 5 a.m. today and arrested four men and four women. All eight are in custody.
    Victoria police spokesperson Sgt. Grant Hamilton said the eight people are involved in a large drug trafficking scheme in Greater Victoria. Officers worked undercover for three months to gather enough evidence to launch the raid.
    During the drug bust, firearms, drugs and cash were seized from the homes. Hamilton said the group were primarily involved in dealing cocaine on the South Island.
    Police will not release the names of the people arrested until they have been charged. More information is expected to be released later this week.



    Victoria News
    By Erin Cardone

    Published: September 29, 2009 11:00 AM
    Updated: September 29, 2009 12:22 PM

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  1. fnord
    100 cops for 8 people? Lol,excellent use of police resources..
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