Northwest drug campaign successful

  • Jul. 14, 2014 8:00 a.m.

Masset and Queen Charlotte RCMP were involved in a major investigation into drug trafficking activities in northern BC that has resulted in 14 charges against eight people. According to an RCMP press release, the multi-jurisdictional investigation took place from December 2013 to February 2014, and involved seizures of cocaine, crack cocaine and marijuana. Four of those charged are from Prince Rupert, and the others are from Terrace, Kitimat, Hazelton and Smithers. The investigation took place in those communities as well as Houston and Haida Gwaii. “The project was highly successful and resulted in a significant disruption in illegal drug trafficking activities at the street level in northwestern BC communities,” said Sgt. Dave Uppal of the Prince Rupert RCMP Federal Serious and Organized Crime Division. “Illegal drug use and the violence that surrounds their distribution do devastating damage to our communities, and this Federal and Serious Organized Crime enforcement effort is an important contribution to the enhancement of public safety here in BC.”

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