Dozen Search warrants executed in drug trafficking investigation lead by West Shore RCMP Drugs and Organized Crime Unit

West Shore

2024-02-08 07:30 PST

File # 2024-9850

Approximately 40 police officers from West Shore RCMP, RCMP Emergency Response Team, the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit – British Columbia (CFSEU-BC), Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team and Victoria Police Strike Force, executed 12 search warrants on properties and vehicles in the Greater Victoria area on January 31, 2024.

The search warrants were a part of a months-long investigation lead by West Shore RCMP Drugs and Organized Crime Unit into drug trafficking taking place in the West Shore and Greater Victoria area.


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Opening scene, caption on screen reads: West Shore RCMP Drugs and Organized Crime

Video opens and a large water jug filled with money along with several fanned-out stacks of $100, $50 and $20 bills can be seen displayed on a table.

The frame moves to the middle of the table, caption pops up on the screen and reads: This is only a portion of what officers seized after executing a dozen search warrants.

The screen displays evidence bags containing drugs suspected to be Fentanyl, Methamphetamine, Psilocybin and a large bag of an unknown substance can be seen.

The video moves along the table, caption pops up on the screen and reads: Fentanyl / Methamphetamine / Cocaine and more, seized by police and weapons are displayed including a replica hand gun, SKS Rifle, Multi-function axe and Machete.


Photo: Officers from West Shore RCMP and CFSEU-BC overlooking The Savages Motorcycle Club as police searched the property last week. 

Photo of West Shore RCMP and CFSEU-BC officer overlooking Savages Motor Cycle Club during search warrant.

The search warrants were executed at a number of residential and commercial properties in the following areas:

The search warrants resulted in officers seizing numerous pieces of evidence relating to drug trafficking including the following:

450 grams of Fentanyl at minimum would make up 4500 individual doses. However, this number could be drastically higher and in the tens of thousands based upon the purity level of the Fentanyl. Investigators won’t know the purity level until lab testing is complete, said Cpl. Nancy Saggar, West Shore RCMP Media Relations

There were three persons arrested, two male residents of Langford aged 45 and 41 (one of which was a member of The Savages Motorcycle Club), and a female resident of Colwood aged 27.

We thank all the officers and police agencies that assisted in this large-scale investigation. A significant number of drugs and drug trafficking evidence was seized by police. We are committed to dismantling and disrupting the drug trade in West Shore, said Sgt. Ryan Walsh, West Shore RCMP Drugs and Organized Crime Unit.

CFSEU-BC, along with all of its law enforcement partners, are committed to ensuring that outlaw motorcycle gangs and their associates remain a priority due to the level of violence and harm they inflict on our communities, says Sergeant Brenda Winpenny, CFSEU-BC’s Media Relations Officer. The Savages outlaw motorcycle gang (OMG) is known to be a support club for the Hells Angels. The arrests associated with this investigation, including that of a full-patch member of the Savages OMG, are significant in our efforts to fulfill our mandate in addressing public safety.

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Cpl. Nancy Saggar

Media Relations Officer
West Shore RCMP
698 Atkins Avenue, Victoria, BC V9B 3A4
Office: 250-474-2264
Fax: 250-474-8790

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