Police target street level drug dealers

The initiative concentrated on reducing property crime and trimming down the number of drug traffickers on the streets

This summer, Sooke RCMP focused on street-level drug dealers, arresting five people and laying a slew of charges such as possession for the purpose of trafficking, trafficking, possession of stolen property and breach of recognizance.

Known as Project Enebel, the initiative concentrated on reducing property crime and trimming down the number of drug traffickers on the streets.

The operation, which occurred over May and June, was part of the RCMP’s mandate to target prolific property offenders and disrupt organized crime in Sooke.

Police used street checks to document known criminals and keep an eye on their movements.

“What we’re doing is monitoring these people. The small percentage of people in our community do the majority of the crime,” said Staff Sgt. Jeff McArthur.

Of the five suspects arrested, one has plead guilty and four await court dates.

McArthur said he is confident the operation will help curb drug-related crime in Sooke.

Police seized quantities of cocaine, crack cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, marijuana, as well as stolen property.

 

 

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