LISIMS/NASS Valley RCMP arrested two brothers operating what police call a “sophisticated crime operation” after executing a search warrant on a residence in Laxgalts’ap (Greenville) Feb. 2.
Police seized nearly $3,000 in cash, two firearms and 24 grams of “rock” cocaine, reported police in a press release.
Also seized were seven unopened 18-pack cases of beer, three cases of vodka and a flat of coolers, said police.
“The RCMP and the local Village Government officials hope that today’s events send a strong and clear message to the rest of the community that these actions will not be tolerated,” said Sgt. Donovan Tait, Lisims/Nass Valley RCMP detachment commander.
Officers dismantled the operation at the house in the 300 block of Front Street – the residence was well-known for bootlegging liquor, trafficking drugs and other illegal activity, said police.
The interior of the home was manipulated for convenient distribution of drugs and liquor with much of the money seized being in $10 and $20 denominations, the release continued.
Counterfeit money was also located in the house and was believed to be distributed as change to unsuspecting buyers, said police.
The two men are facing a myriad of charges and police continue to investigate.