Chilliwack:  Drugs and vehicles were seized in the course of executing five search warrants as a RCMP investigation led police from Chilliwack to Surrey.


An investigation initiated in late 2018 by the Chilliwack RCMP Crime Reduction Unit Drug Section (CRU) targeted individuals suspected of supplying bulk quantities of illegal drugs for trafficking in Chilliwack.  Evidence gathered by investigators linked a Chilliwack and four Surrey addresses to the street level distribution of drugs in Chilliwack, Abbotsford, Langley, and Surrey.


On June 5, 2019 Chilliwack CRU supported by the Priority Target Team (PTT) executed a Controlled Drug and Substance Act (CDSA) search warrant of a residence in the 46000-block of Princess Avenue.  Drugs believed to be approximately 13 grams of methamphetamine, 11 grams of fentanyl, 10 grams of cocaine, a revolver, ammunition, $6,000 cash and a vehicle were seized by police.  Two people arrested during the search were later released from custody.


The execution of the June 5 search warrant was followed on June 13, 2019 with CDSA search warrants executed of Surrey addresses in the 12000-block of McLelland Road, 2200-block of 172 Street, 1700-block of 176 Street, and the 9300-block of 194 Street by Chilliwack CRU supported by Chilliwack PTT, and Surrey RCMP Drug Section.


Approximately 2.4 kilograms of methamphetamine, 590 grams of cocaine, 320 grams of fentanyl, 1 litre of GHB, 16 kilograms of caffeine, 2.8 kilograms of an unidentified powder substance, paraphernalia associated to drug trafficking, $35,000 cash, and a vehicle were allegedly seized during the execution of the search warrants.  Three individuals arrested during the searches were later released from custody by police.


“The Surrey RCMP continues to work with our policing partners throughout the lower mainland to address the illicit drug market within our communities,” says Superintendent Shawn Gill, Community Services Officer, of the Surrey RCMP. “As criminals do not work within jurisdictional boundaries, neither will police, and we will continue to interdict these individuals no matter where they conduct their illegal activities.”


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 CDSA charges.


“This multi-jurisdictional investigation has led to the seizure of a very significant quantity of illicit drugs which otherwise would have been distributed throughout multiple BC communities,” said Inspector Grant Wilson of the UFVRD.


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