AN 11-month RCMP investigation has resulted in the seizure of illegal drugs, firearms, and cash and led to the dismantling of an alleged drug trafficking operation.
An investigation initiated by RCMP in November 2019 targeted an individual suspected of supplying illegal drugs for trafficking in Chilliwack. As the Chilliwack Crime Reduction Unit Drug Section (CRU) pursued their investigation, officers gathered evidence leading to the execution of Controlled Drug and Substance Act (CDSA) search warrants of residences at Princess Avenue (February 2020) and Ponderay Street, Chilliwack, and Dixon Road, Abbotsford (March 2020).
The investigation concluded on September 15 with the execution of CDSA search warrants in Chilliwack of addresses in the 8400-block Midtown Way, 9500-block of Windor Street, and 45000-block of Knight Road.
RCMP seized illegal drugs believed to be cocaine, cash, ammunition, 15 rifles, handguns and paraphernalia associated to drug trafficking during the September 15 searches.
Following a thorough review of evidence gathered the RCMP will forward all circumstances of the investigation in a report to the Public Prosecution Service of Canada (PPSC) for their assessment of CDSA and criminal charges.
“A complex and timely RCMP investigation has resulted in the seizure and prevention of an extensive amount of illegal drugs and firearms from reaching the streets,” said Cpl. Mike Rail, spokesperson for the UFVRD. “We remain committed to safety of the citizens of the community.”
RCMP reminded everyone who witnesses anything they believe to be suspicious in nature to contact police at 604-792-4611 or, should they wish to remain anonymous, to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).