North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP makes significant drugs/guns/cash seizure

North Cowichan/Duncan

2024-04-19 12:26 PDT

File # 2023-19093

North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP continues to investigate after several search warrants and arrests occurred on South Vancouver Island on March 12th and 19th, 2024.

The North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP Street Crime Unit led a multijurisdictional drug investigation which began in November 2023 and targeted mid level drug trafficking activity in the Cowichan Valley. Project ENAIANT utilized various investigative avenues and led to the simultaneous execution of search warrants at three residences in the Duncan area as well as a residence in Sooke.

The Street Crime Unit was assisted by numerous officers within the North Cowichan/Duncan detachment as well as West Shore RCMP, Island District RCMP Emergency Response Team and the Victoria Police Department.

As a result of the search warrants, police seized:

 drugs

This series of arrests and search warrant executions will have a significant impact on the drug supply for Cowichan and the South Island and make our communities safer, said Staff Sergeant Deborah Kelly, North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP Plain Clothes Commander. From the Fentanyl seizure alone approximately 25 thousand street level doses were seized.

Seven individuals were arrested during the execution of the search warrants. 38-year-old Grant Giles of the Fraser Valley is charged with four counts of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance and Fail to Comply with a Court Order. Police will also be recommending drug and firearms related charges against a 32-year-old man from the Greater Victoria area and a 38-year-old woman from the Cowichan area.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP at 250-748-5522.

Released by

Cpl. Alex Bérubé
District Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
Island District
2881 Nanaimo St, Victoria, BC V8T 4Z8
Office: 250-380-6110
Cell: 778-836-8153

Email: alex.berube@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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