Police seize drugs, weapons, cash in series of incidents in short period

Kamloops Mounties executed three consecutive searches this week, resulting in a substantial seizure of drugs, weapons and cash.

According to an RCMP press release, it began at 10 a.m. on Thursday, when police received a tip to the 200-block of Tranquille Road in North Kamloops, where people were believed to be purchasing drugs from a vehicle. Police responded to the scene and searched both the vehicle and its occupants.

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Police reported that about 177 grams of suspected fentanyl was seized, along with an air pistol, electric baton and about $25,000 in cash. The vehicle was also seized.

Later that day, Kamloops RCMP’s target enforcement unit executed a drug-related search warrant at a residence on the North Shore, seizing what it described as a “substantial amount” of suspected fentanyl, as well as two firearms and about $5,000 in cash. A vehicle was also seized by police. The location of the home was not disclosed.

Finally, at about 3 a.m. on Friday morning, police attended a single-vehicle crash on Hillside Drive at Pacific Way and seized 93 grams of suspected cocaine, as well as an undisclosed amount of money.

“We believed all these drugs seizures represent approximately $70,000 worth [in] street value,” staff Sgt. Martin Van Laer said in the release. “Seizing this amount of drugs, money and dangerous weapons is nothing short of outstanding work from our members, helping to keep the community safe.”

Kamloops RCMP identified a number of individuals between the three incidents and expects to forward criminal charges, but police have not said if any arrests were amde at the scenes. As the investigations remain ongoing, police will not say if the three busts are related to one another, nor have they released names of any suspects.

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