Police announce results of yearlong investigation into alleged drug trafficking on Vancouver Island

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      The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of B.C. has issued a news release in connection with the seizure of firearms, a supply of suspected cocaine, and Hells Angels paraphernalia.

      It came after four search warrants were executed on homes in the Comox Valley and Campbell River area early in the morning on January 13.

      The CFSEU-BC announced that this resulted in the collection of approximately 3.5 kilograms of suspected cocaine along with various firearms, including a handgun, semi-automatic gun, sawed-off shotguns, long guns, and ammunition.

      In addition, police seized $160,000 in cash and one vehicle as "offence related property".

      Two men and two women were arrested and have been released from custody "pending charges", the CFSEU-BC stated. No names were released.

      “We know small communities and areas outside the Lower Mainland are not immune to the negative effects of gangs and organized crime," Supt. Duncan Pound, deputy operations officer for the CFSEU-BC said in the news release. "These groups prey upon the most vulnerable through the sale of often deadly drugs and using fear and intimidation in order to advance their illicit enterprises.”