Two men remain in custody, after being arrested last week on suspicion of trafficking fentanyl and cocaine. The drugs were believed to be headed for downtown Victoria. (News files)

Fentanyl seized in bust ‘enough to kill 125,000 people:’ VicPD

Suspected dealers came from mainland on ferry; arrest made after weeks of investigation

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.

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.”

RELATED: Two up on drug charges, dealing suspected beside Victoria daycare

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.

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