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.
By Erin Cardone
Published: September 29, 2009 11:00 AM
Updated: September 29, 2009 12:22 PM