Vancouver PD seizes drugs worth millions in Project Tache
8th July 2021 – In a press release on Tuesday, the Vancouver Police Department (VPD) informed that they have seized drugs worth more than $ 4 million and cash of $ 320,000 in an investigation that targeted gang activity in Metro Vancouver.
“This is one of the larger drug seizures we have seen in Metro Vancouver in recent years,” says Superintendent Lisa Byrne, VPD. “We believe this investigation, which ultimately led police to two major ‘stash houses,’ disrupted a significant drug-line supplying drugs in bulk.”
Project Tache was initiated in May in which a high-profile drug racket was on the target of the police department. Police executed two search warrants in late June in downtown Vancouver in two condo units in two different buildings. Investigators seized about 13 kilograms of fentanyl, 11 kilograms of crystal meth, eight kilograms of benzodiazepine, and five kilograms of cocaine. Police also seized a hydraulic press, $320,000 in cash, and a firearm.
Two men were arrested, interrogated and later released for further investigation in relation to the case. It is expected that further investigation could lead more arrests in the coming days.