3 Abbotsford males associated to Lower Mainland Gang Conflict arrested; handguns, drugs and cash seized

Guns, drugs and cash seized by police. Photo: Abbotsford Police

IN July, the Abbotsford Police Department’s Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) initiated a drug trafficking investigation into the numerous Abbotsford overdose deaths connected to a known drug trafficking operation within the city. DEU investigators were able to identify and target the suppliers and street-level dealers of this operation.

On November 10, DEU investigators, with the assistance of the Abbotsford Police’s Crime Reduction Unit (CRU), Patrol, Forensics Identification Service (FIS), the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of B.C. (CFSEU-B.C.) and the Integrated Emergency Response Team (IERT), executed two Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) search warrants at two residences in Abbotsford and Surrey.
Three men in their twenties were arrested and released pending further investigation. During the search of the residences, 1.3 kilograms of fentanyl, heroin, methamphetamine, and cocaine with a street value of approximately $200,000 were seized.

Additionally, three handguns, two of which contained suppressors, and $90,000 in cash were seized.
“All three males arrested in this investigation are Abbotsford residents associated with the Lower Mainland Gang Conflict (LMGC). DEU will continue to target known members or associates of the LMGC who operate and sell fentanyl within Abbotsford, leading to overdose deaths within our community,” said Sgt. Mike Hanninen.

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