Campbell River Mirror

Drug bust nets coke, $159,000 cash in Campbell River

An investigator shows one wad of cash seized in the raid. - RCMP photo
An investigator shows one wad of cash seized in the raid.
— image credit: RCMP photo

Campbell River Mounties hit a small jackpot during a drug raid earlier this month.

RCMP officers seized 11 ounces of cocaine, plus $159,000 in cash, following their search of a Coronation Crescent residence on Feb. 15.

It was one of the largest amounts of cash ever seized by local Mounties.

"This is a significant bust which will impact the illegal drug trade in Campbell River," said RCMP Cpl. Poppy Hallam in a news release. "This was a complex investigation stretching over several years involving a lot of evidence and hard work."

Two men and one woman were arrested at the scene. All three appeared before a justice of the peace and released on conditions.

Charged with possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking are Sinh Doan, 51, Brian Doan, 23, and Thi Nguyen, 45, all of Campbell River.

They are due to appear in Campbell River provincial court on March 18.

 

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