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Arrest made in alleged murder for hire investigation

Sooke RCMP supported by Island District GIS and Westshore RCMP have arrested a 43 year old Victoria resident after he allegedly attempted to hire a Sooke resident to murder a Langford resident.

The incident was first reported to Sooke RCMP on January 23rd. Trevor Charles PORTER was arrested in Sooke on January 24th without incident. Police executed a search warrant on a residence in Langford on January 25th and seized an unregistered handgun.

Mr. PORTER was held in jail and was remanded into custody by a Judicial Justice of the Peace. Mr. PORTER was released from custody on $25,000 bail and numerous conditions by a Provincial Court Judge on January 29th charged with three offences under the Criminal Code: Counselling to Commit and Indictable Offence; Careless use of a FIrearm; and Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm. His next scheduled Court appearance will be February 27th.

Police continue to investigate.

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