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UPDATE: West Shore RCMP raid Langford motorcycle club in drug trafficking probe

Police executed several search warrants in multi-jurisdictional investigation
Cpl. Nancy Saggar tells media a raid on the Savages MC clubhouse took place Jan. 31 around 8 a.m.. (Thomas Eley/News Staff)

Police executed several search warrants Wednesday (Jan. 31) in a multi-jurisdictional drug trafficking investigation, including a high-profile clubhouse in Langford.

The raids are part of a multi-jurisdictional month-long investigation led by the West Shore RCMP Drugs and Organized Crime Unit with assistance from CFSEU-BC and local RCMP said media relations officer Cpl. Nancy Saggar.

One search warrant was executed at the Savages clubhouse, previously identified by police as affiliated with the Hells Angels.

The raid at the Savages clubhouse on Spencer Road occurred at 8 a.m., said Saggar.

“The fence was taken down before the emergency response team gained entry to this location. And our officers have since secured the scene,” Saggar said.

A raid on the Savages MC clubhouse took place Jan. 31 around 8 a.m. said Cpl. Nancy Saggar of West Shore RCMP. (Thomas Eley/News Staff)

The raid was connected with suspected drug trafficking around the West Shore and Greater Victoria, but because of the ongoing investigation, Saggar would not provide more details.

The RCMP had worked with the neighbouring condominium complex and Ruth King Elementary to keep the surrounding neighbourhood safe and secure before conducting the raid.

The investigation and subsequent raids by RCMP focused on a large-scale drug operation, said Saggar.

“We are not looking at amounts for personal use. We are looking at large-scale amount for selling and operating a business.”

The investigation is ongoing, and further details will be released to the public later this week, she said.

“We appreciate the media and public interest in this and can state there is no threat to the public. West Shore RCMP will provide more details regarding this investigation in the upcoming days.”

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