Cops seize drugs, cash in Esquimalt bust

Victoria police find a kilogram of cocaine and $9,000 cash in house.

  • Oct. 8, 2013 7:00 p.m.

A 30-year-old Esquimalt man is facing numerous drug trafficking charges after Victoria police found a kilogram of cocaine and $9,000 cash in his home.

VicPD officers executed a search warrant in the 400-block of Grafton St. on Oct. 3 on the “mid-level dealer,” said Const. Mike Russell.

Officers had been watching the suspect for a month.

“Officers have reason to believe that the suspect has been in the drug trafficking business for a lengthy period and that this arrest will have an impact on drug trafficking in Victoria and Esquimalt,” Russell said.

The cocaine is valued at about $100,000, he added.

The suspect was released while VicPD builds a case for recommended charges.