Masset RCMP seize cocaine at local airport

  • Sep. 17, 2012 5:00 a.m.

Masset RCMP seized cocaine and marijuana with an estimated street value of more than $50,000 at the Masset airport last week following an investigation, says Cpl. Andrew Baylis. RCMP made the seizure on Sept. 9 after starting a drug trafficking investigation the day before. Cpl. Baylis said police believed cocaine was being transported from Vancouver to Haida Gwaii on a local airline. The investigation led to the seizure of 728 grams of cocaine and 2.2 grams of marijuana, he said. The drugs have an estimated street value of $51,500.”Through our investigation we were able to intercept this large quantity of cocaine and prevent it from being sold in our community,” Cpl. Baylis said.This matter is still under investigation. The Masset RCMP are asking anyone who may have information in regards to the above incident or any other illegal activities in our communities to please contact the Masset RCMP at (250) 626-3991. If you would like to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.bccrimestoppers.com

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