Two men with known gang affiliations remain in custody and are facing drug trafficking charges, after police intercepted a shipment of a 250 grams of fentanyl and 100 grams of cocaine believed to be destined for downtown Victoria.
The men were arrested without incident in the early morning hours of Nov. 30 and had travelled to the Island via B.C. Ferries, according to VicPD. The arrest was part of an investigation that lasted several weeks.
Our Strike Force & CRU arrested 2 men with gang ties who had a quarter kilo of fentanyl & 300g of cocaine, destined for downtown #yyj. They remain in custody & are expected to not have a very Merry Christmas. #F1747292 | https://t.co/OATmCgRPsJ
— Victoria Police (@vicpdcanada) December 8, 2017
Giving some scope to the amount of drugs seized in the bust, VicPD tweeted out that the fentanyl was enough “to kill 125,000 people.”
In unrelated are police news, a 27-year-old male Greater Victoria resident is facing assault charges after he stabbed an 18-year-old Saanich resident at a house party on Franciso Terrace at about 11:45 p.m. Saturday night.
The victim is expected to recover from non-life threatening injuries. Cory Nguyen, 27, was arrested by Saanich Police and the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team on Thursday and faces charges of assault causing bodily harm and assault with a weapon.