Thousands in cash, SUV sezied in drug raid up for forfeiture

Campbell River RCMP released no information connected to a Oct. 23 search involving drug trafficking at two different locations in the city

Authorities have started proceedings to have an SUV and thousands of dollars forfeited to the Crown that were seized during a drug investigation.

Campbell River RCMP released no information connected to a Oct. 23 search involving drug trafficking at two different locations in the city.

However, in Wednesday’s Mirror, a classified legal advertisement spells out some of the details.

According to the B.C. Civil Forfeiture Office, drug raids were carried out in the 1800 block of Nunns Road and in the 700 block South Island Hwy.

It didn’t say if any drugs were seized and Campbell River RCMP were unavailable for comment at press time.

Officer did seize a 2003 Infiniti QX4 along with $11,490 and another $200 in cash. The SUV and cash are now subject to forfeiture under B.C. law.

The purpose of the advertisement was to let those with an “interest in all or part of the subject property” that the forfeiture process has begun and they now have 60 days to dispute the application.

The B.C. forfeiture law has been in effect since 2006, but is seldom used in Campbell River.

In 2010, the law was used to seize a notorious crack house in Campbellton on 19th Avenue. The property was later sold and the old house demolished.

Across the province, thousands of items are seized every year.

Homes and properties are sold through licensed realtors, but other items are up for bid at www.bcauction.ca