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RCMP execute successful undercover drug operation in Central Okanagan

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August 25, 2017 - 12:43 PM

KELOWNA - Over 30 drug trafficking suspects have been indentified in the Central Okanagan following an RCMP undercover drug operation.

RCMP say members of the Downtown Enforcement Unit partnered with undercover operators from neighbouring police jurisdictions for the operation. The undercover operators posed as buyers and made a total of 64 illegal drug deals.

The 33 suspects sold heroin, crack cocaine and methamphetamine to undercover officers, according to an RCMP media release.

“Samples of the suspected illicit substances from each of the purchases have been sent to the lab for proper testing to determine their exact composition," Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey says in the release.

"These alleged drug traffickers are putting the lives of others in our community at risk," O’Donaghey says. "We are going to keep working to deter this type of illegal activity. We will have made over 30 arrests in this one operation - that should help drive home the point that it's just not worth it."

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