VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Police in Vancouver have seized $4-million worth of drugs and $320,000 in cash after disrupting what they call a commercial-scale operation.
The scheme involved gangs transporting fentanyl, crystal meth, cocaine, and people in a taxi. The VPD is not naming the company whose car was used, but is investigating the driver.
“One of the investigators described it to me as a commercial drug moving operation for a mid-level dealer. So these drugs were being packaged and taken via taxi to various locations throughout the city and the Lower Mainland for resale,” explained Superintendent Lisa Byrne.
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She says two people have been arrested in connection with the busts, which took place at two downtown apartments more than a month ago.
This is being described as “one of the larger drug seizures” seen in Metro Vancouver in years, and investigators believe this action will “disrupt a significant drug-line supplying drugs in bulk.”
The 51-year-old from Burnaby and 21-year-old from Vancouver arrested have both been released. Investigators anticipate charges will be recommended in the coming weeks.