Looks like the Vancouver Police is cracking down the war on drugs in the province.
According to a news release, the Vancouver Police seized over $4 million worth of drugs and $320,000 in cash at two downtown condos.
This is one of the largest drug busts for the Vancouver Police Department and the Organized Crime Section initiated ‘Project Tache’ six weeks ago to target the drug trafficking activities of a high profile gang.
The Police executed two search warrants in late June at two condo units in two different buildings and seized about 13 kilograms of fentanyl, 11 kilograms of crystal meth, eight kilograms of benzodiazepine, and five kilograms of cocaine. In addition, the Police also seized a hydraulic press, $320,000 in cash, and a firearm.
— Vancouver Police (@VancouverPD) July 6, 2021
“This is one of the larger drug seizures we have seen in Metro Vancouver in recent years,” says Superintendent Lisa Byrne, VPD. “We believe this investigation, which ultimately led police to two major ‘stash houses,’ disrupted a significant drug-line supplying drugs in bulk.”
“During the investigation, our detectives found that a taxi was being used to transport people and drugs related to the drug-line,” adds Superintendent Byrne. “The taxi driver is also being investigated as part of this project.”
Officers arrested a 52-year-old man from Burnaby and a 21-year-old man from Vancouver, who were interviewed and released, pending further investigation. Police are recommending charges related to drug trafficking to Crown counsel in the coming weeks.