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VicPD ramps up undercover drug operations

The Victoria Police Department added another 14 people to its naughty list this week after undercover operations in well-known drug dealing areas.

As part of its winter action plan, VicPD is conducing Operation Snowflake, which includes an increase in foot patrols, road blocks, traffic enforcement and undercover operations.

Last week, VicPD announced the arrest of seven people in and around Douglas and View streets for selling to officers. The latest operation took place in the 800- and 900-block of Pandora Ave.

“VicPD is not taking a holiday when it comes to targeting drug dealers,” said Acting Insp. Dave Bown of the focused enforcement team.

“We will continue to implement our Winter Action Plan so that everyone has a safe holiday season.”

The counter-drug operations have resulted in 27 charges of drug trafficking, with many of the accused being eligible for stiff penalties under mandatory minimum sentencing legislation, police said.

One person charged has 319 entries in a police enforcement database, Bown added.

dpalmer@vicnews.com

 

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