Media statement released by Kamloops RCMP Friday evening, Sept. 4, 2020:
On August 13, 2020 members of the Crime Reduction Unit conducted a traffic stop that resulted in an arrest and the seizure of a kilogram of cocaine. The male, a 49-year-old resident of Cherry Creek, was released pending further investigation.
On September 4, 2020 RCMP Kamloops Targeted Enforcement Unit and Crime Reduction Unit conducted several enforcement actions related to this investigation. First, a traffic stop was conducted with a 35-year-old resident of Kamloops that led to an arrest and seizure of two kilograms of cocaine. A second 35-year-old male was arrested in another traffic stop that led to the seizure of a significant amount of Canadian currency.
Search warrants were executed at two residences associated to this investigation, one in the Aberdeen area of Kamloops and the other in Savona. Through this process, an additional kilogram of cocaine and two kilograms of methamphetamine were seized.
These two men have been released pending further investigation.
“There were several enforcement actions taken today, some of them happening in otherwise quiet residential areas. There is no reason to believe the public or nearby residents are in any danger. But the presence of organized crime operations in our community is always a concern. Investigators will now be shifting their attention to completing the related reports, conducting analysis of these substances and processing other evidence.
“This information will be submitted to the Public Prosecution Service of Canada for the charge assessment process. RCMP cannot release further information about the people involved in this investigation unless charges are approved, at which point some information enters the public domain for the judicial process.” – S/Sgt Simon Pillay.
If you have information concerning drug trafficking or organized crime, you are encouraged to contact the RCMP at 250-828-3000 and ask to speak with investigators of the Targeted Enforcement Unit.