Guns, cash seized from Saanich homes related to trafficking bust

One person is in custody and police seized two assault rifles, 1.5 pounds of cocaine and $160,000 in cash

One person is in custody and two assault rifles, 1.5 pounds of cocaine and $160,000 in cash were seized as part of a region-wide drug trafficking investigation.

Saanich police detectives and the Regional Crime Unit arrested a 25-year-old man for trafficking Friday afternoon at Blanshard and Finlayson streets. Police say the man became a person of interest in a drug trafficking business during an investigation last month.

Officers seized several ounces of cocaine he was carrying, as well as his vehicle.

Police executed search warrants at two Gordon Head homes associated to the man later that day. The weapons, along with two oversized magazines, drugs and money were all seized from the homes.

Amarvit Singh Gill, 25, faces two counts each of unsafe storage of a firearm, unauthorized possession of a firearm and unauthorized possession of a prohibited device, and one count trafficking and possession for the purpose of trafficking.

kslavin@saanichnews.com

 

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