Handguns

Langford pair arrested after RCMP find drugs, guns in Wenger Road home

Firearms investigation nets variety of drugs, ammunition

West Shore RCMP interrupted an apparent drug-running operation in a raid Wednesday evening in Langford.

Police arrested two Langford men and seized a number of handguns, ammunition and a quantity of cocaine and drug paraphernalia in a raid on a home i the 2700-block of Wenger Tce.

The execution of a search warrant on the home was the culmination of a firearms investigation by the detachment’s street crime unit. The search also found various drug paraphernalia, body armour, bear spray and a considerable amount of ammunition, said West Shore RCMP spokesperson Const. Alex Berube.

Of the two men, one was scheduled to appear in court today (Feb. 26) to face drugs and firearms-related charges at Western Communities Courthouse in Colwood. The other suspect was released without charge on his own recognizance.

“Based on what was seized and the evidence at the scene, that would lead us to believe this was for the purpose of trafficking,” Berube said of the quantity of cocaine found.

As to the presence of guns, ammunition and body armour, he added, removing these type of items can only positively impact the safety of West Shore communities.

Information from the raid will be shared with other local police agencies as a way of potentially helping with other regional investigations, Berube said. Anyone with further information about this case may contact West Shore RCMP at 250-474-2264 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

editor@goldstreamgazette.com

Just Posted

Greater Victoria teachers experienced more than 30 incidents of violence from students in one month

Shuttered behavioural programs, lack of resources creates challenges for local schools

Esquimalt High robotics team heads to international competition

The Esquimalt Atom Smashers will participate in the FIRST Robotics Canada competition

Canadian alcohol policy gets failing grade from UVic researchers

Canadian provinces and territories collectively achieved less than half of their potential to reduce alcohol related harm

Island playoffs underway at Oak Bay High

Home team vies for fifth straight Island title

Sell regulated heroin to curb B.C.’s overdose problem: report

B.C. Centre on Substance Use points to organized crime and money-laundering as contributing factors

POLL: Will you be wearing pink to take a stand against bullying

Schools and workplaces across Greater Victoria and around the province will be… Continue reading

Galchenyuk scores in OT as Coyotes edge Canucks 3-2

Vancouver manages single point as NHL playoff chase continues

B.C. legislature moving suspended staff controversy to outside review

Whale watching, Seattle Mariners trips billed as emergency preparedness, Speaker Darryl Plecas says

More people signing up for compulsory vaccines

Maple Ridge mom says public tired of hearing about measles

UPDATE: Man charged in stabbing of woman, off-duty cop outside B.C. elementary school

Manoj George, 49, is facing two counts of aggravated assault and two counts of assault with a weapon after the incident on Wednesday, Feb. 20.

Federal fisheries minister calls for precautionary approach to fish farming

Government still reviewing Federal Court’s decision on PRV – Wilkinson

Why do zebras have stripes? Perhaps to dazzle away flies

Researchers from University of Bristol look into why zebras have stripes

Poll: More voters believe Canada doing worse under Trudeau government

22 per cent believed the country is doing better and 27 per cent said things are the same

Most Read