A recent blitz by the RCMP’s Uniform Gang Enforcement Team in Kamloops yielded a number of drugs, weapons and cash.
Over a three-day period, police seized more than $33,000 in cash, 52 weapons and what the RCMP calls “substantial quantities” of suspected heroin, fentanyl, methamphetamine, cocaine and cannabis.
In total, 133 vehicles were stopped and 260 people were checked, with the majority of those people connected to the street-level drug trade, according to police.
The weapons seized included multiple knives, a sword, bear spray, a throwing axe, brass knuckles, a revolver air soft gun and a pistol-grip-modified-shotgun. Also seized were more than 1,000 rounds of .22 caliber ammunition.
While the gang enforcement team is based in and spends time in Lower Mainland jurisdictions, its members also regularly deploy to communities around the province to help local police detachments.
Police have not clarified on what dates the three-day gang-suppression operation took place, nor have they confirmed the number of arrests, if any were made.