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RCMP on Vancouver Island take $40,000 of cocaine off the streets

By Contributor
November 8th, 2012

The Comox Valley RCMP’s drug section made a big takedown last week, stopping $40,000 worth of cocaine from reaching the street.

The bust started October 29 when Comox RCMP, while after conducting a vehicle stop, seized 10 ounces of cocaine.

A 52-year-old Courtenay man is facing possible charges of trafficking cocaine.

Four days later (November 2), police executed a search warrant in the 2700 block of Cliffe Avenue in Courtenay, finding nine ounces of cocaine  individually packaged along with almost $29,000 cash.

Phuoc Huu Diep, 53, and 36-year-old, Thi Yen Lai, are both from Courtenay and have been charged with Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking – Section 5(2) CDSA.

“Seizing drugs before they get onto the streets and possibly to our children is one way we can help keep our community safe,” said Cpl. Paul Douglas of the Comox Valley’s drug section.

The community can continue to help by calling in any suspected illegal activity to their local RCMP or by contacting Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).


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