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Kamloops Mounties execute drug bust that yields a significant amount of cocaine and meth

September 05, 2020 - 9:31 AM

Kamloops RCMP enforcement efforts resulted in a significant haul in cocaine and a couple of arrests.

The arrests were set into motion Aug. 13 when the Crime Reduction Unit conducted a traffic stop that resulted in the seizure of a kilogram of cocaine. A 49-year-old Cherry Creek resident was taken into custody, though he's since been released, pending charges. These paved the way for further action Friday, Sept. 5.

"There were several enforcement actions taken today, some of them happening in otherwise quiet residential areas. There is no reason to believe the public or nearby residents are in any danger," Staff Sgt.  Simon Pillay said in a Friday night press release.  "But the presence of organized crime operations in our community is always a concern."

RCMP Kamloops Targeted Enforcement Unit and Crime Reduction Unit conducted several enforcement actions related to this investigation. First, a traffic stop On Sept. 4 was conducted with a 35-year-old resident of Kamloops that led to an arrest and seizure of two kilograms of cocaine. A second 35-year-old man was arrested in another traffic stop that led to the seizure of a significant amount of Canadian currency.

Search warrants were executed at two residences associated to this investigation, one in the Aberdeen area of Kamloops and the other in Savona. Through this process, an additional kilogram of cocaine and two kilograms of methamphetamine were seized.

"Investigators will now be shifting their attention to completing the related reports, conducting an analysis of these substances and processing other evidence," Pillay said. 

This information will be submitted to the Public Prosecution Service of Canada for the charge assessment process. RCMP cannot release further information about the people involved in this investigation unless charges are approved, at which point some information enters the public domain for the judicial process."

These two men have been released pending further investigation.

If you have information concerning drug trafficking or organized crime, you are encouraged to contact the RCMP at 250-828-3000 and ask to speak with investigators of the Targeted Enforcement Unit.

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