Members of the Abbotsford Police emergency response team were at a home on Laburnum Avenue in east Abbotsford on Wednesday morning to assist the Vancouver Police Department with a file.. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

Search warrant executed in Abbotsford as part of organized-crime investigation

One of five Lower Mainland busts by the Vancouver Police Department on Wednesday

Members of the Abbotsford Police Department (APD), including the emergency response team (ERT), assisted the Vancouver Police Department (VPD) with a search warrant Wednesday morning as part of an organized-crime investigation.

Several officers and police cars, including an armoured vehicle, arrived at about 11 a.m. at a home in the 34000 block of Laburnum Avenue – at the intersection with Immel Street – in east Abbotsford.

The ERT could be seen outside the home for a few minutes. A woman emerged from the residence with two pit bulls, and the ERT then entered the home.

Meanwhile, roads in the area were blocked to traffic. A few minutes later, a van for a water-treatment company pulled up at the end of Immel Street and hesitated before officers indicated for the driver to pull forward.

The driver was then placed in handcuffs.

Nobody else was arrested while the Abbotsford News was on scene, and it did not appear that anyone else was in the home.

The scene was cleared around 12:30 p.m., according to online posts.

VPD Sgt. Jason Robillard said the incident was among five search warrants that the department executed Wednesday in Abbotsford, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Vancouver.

“The warrants are related to an ongoing organized-crime investigation. This is an active investigation. As such, we have nothing further to share at this time,” Robillard said.


Just Posted

UPDATED: 98-year-old cyclist in critical condition after struck by car

83-year-old driver stayed on scene and did not suffer any injuries in the incident

Jewelry thieves use distraction tactics to target seniors in Abbotsford

Two incidents reported are among similar thefts across Lower Mainland

Abbotsford man guilty of pilfering $36,000 from Mission gun shop

Former employee Tyson Gamberg processed 172 fraudulent refunds

Fruit Beer Festival announced for Abbotsford this summer

More than 25 beers expected from 15 breweries

Abbotsford airport raking in millions, two decades after being bought for $10

City-owned Abbotsford International Airport made $3.8 million last year

Protective human chain forms around Victoria mosque for Friday prayer

Islanders stand arm-in-arm to show support in aftermath of New Zealand shootings

‘Families torn apart:’ Truck driver in fatal Broncos crash gets 8-year sentence

Judge Inez Cardinal told court in Melfort, Sask., that Sidhu’s remorse and guilty plea were mitigating factors

Boy who went missing from park remains largest probe in Victoria police history

The four-year old Victoria boy went missing without a trace on March 24, 1991

WestJet sticking with Boeing 737 Max once planes certified to fly

WestJet had expected to add two more of the planes this year to increase its fleet to 13

Motorcyclist dies after three-vehicle crash on old Island Highway

Accident happened at 12:15 p.m. Friday near Country Club Centre in Nanaimo

B.C. driver caught going 207 km/h on motorcycle along Okanagan Highway

A motorcyclist was caught by Kelowna RCMP going 207 km/h on Highway 97C

Protective human chain forms around B.C. mosque for Friday prayer

Vancouver Islanders stand arm-in-arm to show support in aftermath of New Zealand shootings

WATCH: Popular Glow festival faces cancellation in dispute over farm land

Langley’s Darvonda Nurseries received a compliance assessment notice from the ALC on March 5.

B.C. fire department offers tips to keep your home safe during wildfire season

With wildfire season getting closer, the Penticton Fire Dept. offer tips to keep your home safe

Most Read