VICTORIA, BC: The RCMP Federal Serious and Organized Crime (FSOC) and the South African Police Services teamed up recently in the fight against International synthetic drug importation and distribution, which has resulted in the seizure of Heroin.
On January 9, 2019, South African Police Services were alerted to a suspicious package that was dropped off at an express delivery service company for shipping to a residence in Victoria, BC. The package was discovered to contain between 400 to 500 grams of Heroin.
The RCMP’s FSOC took over the investigation and on January 17, 2019, executed a search warrant at the residence in Victoria with the assistance of Victoria Police Department, the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit BC and the Emergency Response Team. Two men have been arrested and have since been released, and police are arranging to interview a third man. No charges have yet been laid as the investigation is continuing.
“This case highlights the continuous communication and building of relationships that our officers conduct on a regular basis with other law enforcement agencies around the world to advance our priority of keeping the public safe,” says Chief Superintendent Keith Finn, Deputy Criminal Operations Officer of Federal Policing. “I would like to credit our partners with the South African Police Services for their swift actions in notifying us here. With their help, we advanced the investigation and stopped these illicit drugs from harming our communities,” he adds.
Written and released by BC RCMP.