Hells Angels: Firearms, cash and cocaine seized in Van Island gang investigation

In four homes in Vancouver Island, 3.5 kg of cocaine, $ 160,000 in cash, several weapons, a car and “Hells Angels” equipment were seized.

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A years-long investigation into drug trafficking on Vancouver Island has resulted in six arrests and seizures of weapons, drugs and cash.

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A large one was also seized angels of hell British Columbia coat of arms.

The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of BC said it launched the probe into the drug network in January last year.

Six people were arrested on Jan. 13 when four search warrants were placed in the Comox Valley and in the Campbell River.

The CFSEU ​​called it “a complex investigation into an alleged organized drug trafficking network linked to members of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club.”

In four homes in Vancouver Island, 3.5 kg of cocaine, $ 160,000 in cash, several weapons, a car and “Hells Angels” equipment were seized.

“The illegal firearms and illicit drugs have been removed from these communities and will no longer pose a threat to public safety. Drugs will be sent to the laboratory for analysis and the firearms will be sent to the province’s forensic firearms laboratory,” the CFSEU ​​said. In a press release.

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Six people were arrested, including a Campbell River man of 43; a 57-year-old Comox man; a Cumberland man, 39; a woman from Comox, 46; a man from Sooke, 32, and a 29-year-old Victoria woman. All six were arrested and released pending approval of the charges.

Items seized in an investigation into an alleged organized drug trafficking network affiliated with members of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club.
Items seized in an investigation into an alleged organized drug trafficking network linked to members of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club. Photo by CFSEU /PNG

“We know that small communities and areas outside the lower mainland are not immune to the negative effects of gangs and organized crime,” the CFSEU ​​alternate said. said Duncan Pound. “These groups prey on the most vulnerable through the sale of often deadly drugs and by using fear and intimidation to promote their illegal businesses.

“Working with our partners on Vancouver Island in a collaborative and coordinated effort is essential to ensure that those who seek to endanger us and our community are held accountable.”

Items seized in an investigation into an alleged organized drug trafficking network linked to members of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club.
Items seized in an investigation into an alleged organized drug trafficking network linked to members of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club. Photo by CFSEU /PNG

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