Whistler RCMP Drug Operation leads to arrests and significant drug seizure

Whistler, Sea to Sky, Police Dog Services, Emergency Response Team

2024-03-15 19:30 PDT

File # 2022-6430

On March 8th, 2024 at 10:00 am Whistler RCMP alongside the Sea to Sky RCMP General Investigations Section (GIS), Squamish RCMP, Pemberton RCMP, Integrated Emergency Response Team (IERT), and the Integrated Police Dog Services (IPDS) executed three simultaneous search warrants on residences in Emerald, Creekside, and Village neighbourhoods.  Subsequently police detained multiple people and four men were arrested.

All four men were Whistler residents: 3 Canadians and one Australian National, and all in their early 30's.  They have been released pending court on charges under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act of Trafficking Section 5(1) CDSA and Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Section 5(2) CDSA.

Through the investigation, which started the spring of 2023, and during the execution of the search warrants police have seized the following items of note:

Drugs and money on table at the detachment

"The Whistler RCMP and Sea to Sky GIS team started the drug investigation 10 months ago and have worked diligently to get us to this point, March 8th was the culmination of all their efforts" stated Staff Sergeant Sascha Banks. "We want to thank the RCMP teams: IERT, IPDS, and neighbouring detachments for their support last week. Although there was a heavy police presence last Friday this was to ensure the safety of the Whistler community and the members involved."

If you have any information you believe would be relevant to the Whistler RCMP investigation please contact the detachment at 604-932-3044.

Released by:

S/Sgt. Sascha Banks
Senior Operations NCO
Sea to Sky RCMP (Whistler)
4315 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, BC
Office: 604-932-3044
Cell: 604-389-8391

Email: sascha.banks@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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