Masset RCMP seize boat load of drugs and guns
2023-01-30 10:43 PST
File # 2023-56
On Friday, January 13, 2023 Masset RCMP executed a search warrant on a liveaboard vessel moored at the Masset Fisherman’s Wharf.
Police received information regarding activity consistent with drug trafficking and began an investigation that included surveillance by the RCMP.
Through evidence obtained, police executed a search warrant on the vessel and two people were arrested.
During the search police seized 20 grams of suspected cocaine, marijuana, prepackaged marihuana gummies, other marijuana concentrates and over two thousand dollars in cash.
Police also located five firearms including two carbine rifles, a semi-automatic shotgun, prohibited devices and ammunition.
These suspected drugs and firearms posed a significant safety risk to community and public safety, said Cpl Evan Hobbs, Masset RCMP.
The investigation continues and the individuals arrested have been released. Charges under the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act, Cannabis Act and Criminal Code for Firearm Offences are being pursued.
The Masset RCMP want to encourage community members to continue to report suspicious activity to their local police or Crime Stoppers, as small pieces of information can have an overall big impact in making communities safer.
If you have any information about this contact the Masset RCMP at (250) 626-3991.
Cpl. Madonna SaundersonDistrict Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
4020 5th Avenue, Prince George, BC V2M 7E7
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