Some of the weapons, illegals drugs, cash and patches seized as part of a seven-month RCMP investigation into an illegal drug operation in Chilliwack. (RCMP)

Some of the weapons, illegals drugs, cash and patches seized as part of a seven-month RCMP investigation into an illegal drug operation in Chilliwack. (RCMP)

RCMP dismantle alleged illegal drug operation in Chilliwack and Abbotsford

Seven-month investigation saw seizure of ‘a very substantial quantity of illegal drugs and firearms’ say police

A seven-month long RCMP investigation into a drug trafficking operation has led to its dismantling, cutting off one source of illegal drugs to the region.

Street drugs believed to be cocaine, crack cocaine, meth, fentanyl, and heroin, were seized along with trafficking paraphernalia, cash, loaded handguns, and more as a result of searches at addresses in Chilliwack and Abbotsford.

Some of the illegals drugs, credit cards, flash drives and paraphernalia seized as part of a seven-month RCMP investigation into an illegal drug operation in Chilliwack. (RCMP)

“This complex investigation has led to the seizure of a very substantial quantity of illegal drugs and firearms which were destined for the streets of our community,” according to Chilliwack RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Mike Rail.

Along with the drugs and guns, there was also stolen property, ID, blasting caps, and a luxury vehicle among the seized items. There were patches for “Kings of Destruction – Chilliwack” and “Lost Soulz – Chilliwack” which could be connected to organized crime groups.

Chilliwack RCMP Crime Reduction Unit Drug Section (CRU) launched the investigation last November with officers targeting an individual suspected of dealing illegal drugs in Chilliwack.

“Evidence gathered led police to the execution of search warrants on addresses in Chilliwack and Abbotsford linked to street-level drug-trafficking,” Rail said.

Next CRU officers with support from Chilliwack members, Chilliwack RCMP Priority Target Team (PTT), and the LMD Integrated Police Dog Section (IPDS) executed a (Controlled Drugs and Substances Act [CDSA]) search warrant on Feb. 28, 2020 of a residence in the 46000-block of Princess Avenue, and then another on March 31 for a search in the 10000-block of Ponderay Street on Fairfield Island.

“During the execution of the search warrant on Ponderay Street a locker at another location was tied to the investigation,” Rail said.

Police later seized a cache of rifles, ammunition, and handgun magazines from the locker.

The most recent search and seizure was on May 7, with CRU officers, supported by the Abbotsford Police Department (ERT) and Abbotsford officers, executed a CDSA search warrant on a residence in the 4600-block of Dixon Road, Abbotsford. Drugs believed to be cocaine and methamphetamine, cutting agents, paraphernalia associated to drug trafficking, and cash were seized by police.

READ MORE: Search warrant served in Abby

Six people arrested during the execution of the search warrants were released from custody by police.

Following a thorough review of evidence gathered, all circumstances of the investigation will be forwarded in a report by the RCMP to the Public Prosecution Service of Canada (PPSC) for their assessment of criminal charges.

RCMP remind everyone who witnesses anything they believe to be suspicious in nature to contact their local police or, should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

READ MORE: Big drugs and weapons bust in Surrey in 2019


Do you have something to add to this story, or something else we should report on? Email:
jfeinberg@theprogress.com


@CHWKjourno
Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Want to support local journalism during the pandemic? Make a donation here.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

 

Some of the illegals drugs, credit cards, flash drives and paraphernalia seized as part of a seven-month RCMP investigation into an illegal drug operation in Chilliwack. (RCMP)

Some of the illegals drugs, credit cards, flash drives and paraphernalia seized as part of a seven-month RCMP investigation into an illegal drug operation in Chilliwack. (RCMP)

Just Posted

Krista Macinnis displays the homework assignment that her Grade 6 daughter received on Tuesday. (Submitted photo)
Abbotsford mom angry that students asked to list positive stories about residential schools

Daughter’s Grade 6 class asked to write down 5 positive stories or facts

Mission Fire Rescue Service holding a training session in 2016. Bob Friesen photo.
Firefighter’s human-rights complaint against District of Mission dismissed

District had just reason for firing man for insubordination, B.C. Human Rights Tribunal found

The annual Toys for Tots event in Abbotsford normally includes a free breakfast for anyone who drops off a toy or cash donation. This year’s event was to be held as a drive-thru, but that has also been cancelled. (File photo)
Toys for Tots drive-thru event cancelled in Abbotsford

Public encouraged to donate cash or bring toys to drop-off locations

Abbotsford Panthers star Haidyn Vermeulen (right) celebrates his signing with the Alberta Golden Bears football program along with his mother Niki Vermeulen and father Dan Vermeulen back in September.
Abbotsford’s Haidyn Vermeulen named to CFC Prospect Game

Abbotsford Senior Secondary School student one of 14 from B.C. to earn recognition

Shane Goodvin had just bought a house with wife Laura Major when he started experiencing severe back pain. That led to a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, and the father of five children is now in rough shape. (Submitted photos)
GoFundMe set up for Chilliwack man fighting pancreatic cancer

Shane Goodvin has five children and a loving wife, and he’s worried about their future

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry updates B.C.’s COVID-19 situation at the B.C. legislature, Nov. 23, 2020. (B.C. government)
B.C. daily COVID-19 cases hits record 941 on Tuesday

Further restrictions on indoor exercise take effect

B.C. projects targeting the restoration of sockeye salmon stocks in the Fraser and Columbia Watersheds will share in $10.9 million of federal funding to protect species at risk. (Kenny Regan photo)
13 projects protecting B.C. aquatic species at risk receive $11 million in federal funding

Salmon and marine mammals expected to benefit from ecosystem-based approach

File photo
Surrey RCMP investigating death threat against Surrey councillor

‘On Monday morning I received a threat on messenger that basically said to put a bullet in me,’ Councillor Jack Hundial told the Now-Leader

Barrels pictured outside Oliver winery, Quinta Ferreira, in May. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
B.C. Master of Wine reflects on industry’s teetering economic state

Pandemic, for some wine makers, has been a blessing in disguise. For others, not so much.

A fentanyl test strip is used at Vancouver Coastal Health in Vancouver, Tuesday, January, 21, 2020. The test strips will be made available to drug users to ensure that their drugs are safe and free of Fentanyl. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Drug overdoses lead to 5 deaths each day in October; drug toxicity continues to increase

COVID-19 crisis continues to exacerbate the overdose crisis

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good
Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

An employee of the Adventure Hotel was taken to hospital on Nov. 20 after she confronted a customer of Empire Coffee about not wearing a mask. File photo.
Nelson hotel employee suffers heart attack after being assaulted in anti-mask incident

An accountant at the Adventure Hotel is in hospital in Kelowna

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Damien Smith, with father Thomas Smith, is “frozen” with joy as he watches a special message Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds recorded for Damien’s 9th birthday on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. (Contributed)
Shuswap boy celebrates 9th birthday with family, community and Ryan Reynolds

People from around the world send birthday cards showing young Canoe resident he’s not alone

Most Read