Two brothers believed to be high-ranking members of the UN Gang were arrested Wednesday night in Abbotsford for allegedly possessing two kilograms of heroin.
The names of the two – aged 33 and 35 – have not been released, as charges have not yet been laid.
The gang suppression unit, assisted by patrol division members and the Municipal Integrated Emergency Response Team, executed a search warrant at a home in the 31000 block of Wagner Drive.
Const. Ian MacDonald said police hadn’t yet formed to conduct the search when two men left the home and drove away.
The vehicle was followed to a nearby residence. One of the men got out, and was arrested at the residence.
The driver was stopped by police and arrested a short distance away.
Meanwhile, the men’s parents were home, and a search of the Wagner Drive house was conducted, turning up $1,000 cash and a kilogram of heroin with a street value of about $170,000.
MacDonald said police believe the residence was being used as a drug supply house with clear ties to the United Nations Gang.
In addition, police seized an armoured 2001 Ford Expedition. A search of the vehicle this afternoon (Thursday) uncovered another two kilograms of heroin in a hidden compartment.
Both men are facing charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking. MacDonald said the two are well-known to police.
The younger brother is believed to be the same man who was the victim of a 2007 targeted shooting that occurred on Wagner Drive. He was coming home in his SUV when two men emerged from some bushes and shot at him, striking the vehicle several times.
Two shots hit the victim, whose name was never released, and he was rushed to hospital, where he underwent surgery and recovered.