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Friday, May 8, 2020

Vancouver, BC: "Project Transit" Nets Lots More Hard Drugs and Guns

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Richmond-News
               ‘Substantial amount’ of drugs, 8 handguns seized in Richmond, Vancouver: VPD
                     Amount seized shows there isn't a shortage of street drugs in B.C., say VPD

The Vancouver Police Department (VPD) has made a major drug seizure, with a bulk value of nearly $3 million, in Richmond and Vancouver ­— a sign that there isn’t a supply shortage in B.C. despite COVID-19.

“There’s a lot of street drugs still available, and groups are changing the way that they do business in order to get around what’s happening in our current pandemic crisis, and still provide the supply that people need on the streets. This is a lot of drugs,” said Insp. Bill Spearn, head of the VPD’s organized crime section.

“Organized crime groups and gangs are very good at adapting, and coming up with new methods to smuggle this stuff into the country, to produce it, distribute it, and, judging by the amount of drugs we have in front of us today, they’ve adapted pretty well.”

Spearn said he thinks a lot of the drugs are still coming in through the port and borders, and much can also be produced locally — and that domestic production can increase when smuggling routes are shut down.

The items seized include:

Eight handguns, all 9-mm semi-automatics;
Two 50-round drum magazines for 9-mm ammunition;
20 kilograms of what is believed to be fentanyl, with a bulk street value of $1.6 million;
One kilogram of cocaine with a bulk street value of $60,000;
Six kilograms of methamphetamine with a bulk street value of $90,000;
13 kilograms of cannabis shatter with a bulk street value of $500,000;
320 kilograms of cannabis bud with a bulk street value of $700,000;
26 kilograms of cutting agent used to dilute street drugs, with a bulk street value of $26,000.

The seizures were made following a four-month-long investigation — launched at the beginning of the year — into the flow of illicit opioids into Metro Vancouver.

The investigation, known as "Project Transit" and headed by VPD's organized crime section, targeted offenders involved in the distribution of illegal opioids.

Five search warrants were executed April 29 as a result of the investigation, one at a commercial warehouse in Richmond and four in southeast Vancouver, including at a house, two commercial units, and an apartment.

Eight kilograms of fentanyl were seized from the Richmond warehouse, according to VPD.

Eight People Arrested 
VPD drug seizure fentanyl
Source: Vancouver Police Department:

“This was a collaborative effort involving officers from the organized crime section, emergency response team and patrol officers leading to this substantial seizure of drugs,” said Spearn.

“We believe this will have a significant effect on the drug trade and will impact the health and safety of the local community.”

Eight people were arrested but have since been released without charges while the investigation continues. Spearn said charges will be recommended in the coming months and that "a few" of the suspects were known to VPD. 

VPD wouldn’t say if the suspects were linked to a specific gang or organized crime unit, but Spearn said that anyone with access to this amount of illicit drug supply “is going to be connected in one way or another.”

While the bulk value of the drugs is estimated to be $3 million, Spearn said the street value would be “significantly higher,” but was unable to provide an exact figure without Health Canada lab results on the drugs — such as the 20 kilograms of presumed presumed fentanyl — which are pending. 

“This is probably the most fentanyl I’ve seen in one spot in my 24 years of drug enforcement,” Spearn said.

That drug continues to be at the core of the ongoing opioid crisis, said Spearn, which has led to the deaths of over 6,100 British Columbians since 2014.


  1. Ok... Where's the people connected to this? 😆 Canada worse than Mexico when catching CAPOS 😆

    1. They won't touch them... A cousin of Iván showed how he has nothing to fear there. It's the paradise for cartels and mafias.

  2. I'm from Vancouver, and one thing I'm grateful for about not living in the US, is that if I were to get shot, it would actually be considered a big deal.

    1. Course it wouldn't be a big deal, you're from Canada, you said it yourself.

  3. For those who didn’t know, fentanyl was introduced into the US via Canada. Canada got hit first, and big time, by the Chinese connection.

    The Northeast of the US started seeing it more and more after that, along with the Midwest, since Midwest and Eastcoast dope is mostly powder based.

    Once the official change from China to Mexico happened, it was already all over the United States.

  4. The drug trade in BC Canada is controlled by the Hells Angels, various aboriginal gangs, Asian Triads, Arab and East Indian gangs, aka. the Punjabi Mafia.

    1. In BC .The streets are controlled by the punjabs.
      Punjabs transport the most over the US border. They dont have much pull in other provinces

      Traids bring in the chemicals from overseas and gambling operations. Vietnamese gangs are mostly associated with triads.

      Hells Angel's run the ports in bc

      Italian mafia and Irish mob are a eastern Canada thing . They work with the hells angels out west

    2. 3.20. good comment you made.

  5. Yaqui for president ! Burros not balas !

  6. Is today kill women day in mexico? Cus they killed a lot of females in mexico today including 3 sisters that work at some place called imss. They got killed by beatdown. Hows that necessary. What are the odds all 3 sisters did something that wld result in deserving getting beat to death? Fucking animals. This is how you know amlo is a walking vagina. All the mexican goverment and all their law enforcement and military are nothing but big walking vaginas. Period. Why is the usa not putting sanctions on mexico?


    2. Yes I did Read that the 3 sisters are from Coahuila, Mex. The article says that all 3 sisters worked at local IMSS(Instituto Mexicano Seguro Social) . Which here in Mexico is basically the public healthcare system.
      .yes very sad. Hope they catch the people that did this
      . WHY WHY WHY?

    3. @4:11pm 'amlo is a walking vag***' parallels 'crying like a little girl'

      These expressions are understood for their time. Today most realise that a vag*** can withstand extreme pain giving birth (men,think ripping open your peepee hole)

      Maybe Amlo is really a walking eunuch or a barren scrotum sac...

      And possibly his military/government are nothing but flopping flaccid d*cks or small withered testis.

      Canadian girl

  7. With that soft ass leadership Canada has its no wonder DTO's & drugs continue to flow throughout the country

    1. Soft leadership because bc keeps the violence to a minimum and focuses on paper?
      Soft leadership will result in lots of murders and a mess on the st. so I think your a little confused there kid

  8. Who ever in charge of the Ports is a rich man
    I laugh at New York New Jeresy etc Port Autority officals You bid for those Jobs
    Wasnt Certain Calif Ports owned or leased by The Chinese ? Didnt they just take it back ? or something !!!

  9. Canada has decriminalized the possession of most drugs, Eh!

  10. Canadians have it good, the DEA is too busy in 🇲🇽 to go capture the capos out in 🇨🇦

  11. 13 kilograms of shatter worth 500k???? holy fuck that is unbelievable overstated

  12. Vancouver has a huge Meth problem now, was always H before


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