TWO men and a woman were arrested as a result of fleeing from the police and are now the subjects of a firearms and drug-related investigation after officers from the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit – British Columbia (CFSEU-BC) seized guns and drugs from a Langley residence on Thursday night.
On the evening of December 2, CFSEU-BC Uniform Gang Enforcement Team (UGET) members were conducting proactive gang suppression patrols in the Lower Mainland when they came across a vehicle in the area of 201A Street and 56 Avenue in Langley with licence plates that did not match the vehicle.
When UGET officers attempted to stop the vehicle, it fled. With the assistance of the RCMP’s Air 1 helicopter (Air 1), and the Lower Mainland District Integrated Police Dog Services (IPDS), the officers were able to coordinate their efforts and contain the vehicle, locating it at a residence in the 20400-block of 78 Avenue, Langley.
The occupants of the vehicle, as well as people inside the residence, were safely taken into custody with the assistance of the IPDS.
Officers seized several firearms, ammunition, body armour and quantities of what are believed to be fentanyl and cocaine.
The investigation into this incident is ongoing.
“This is yet another example of a UGET-initiated investigation taking dangerous weapons and drugs off our streets. This incident highlights the cooperative and coordinated response between units such as the Integrated Police Dog Services team and RCMP Air Services,” said Superintendent Duncan Pound, Operations Officer for CFSEU-BC. “Our UGET officers have a tremendous ability to detect criminal activity and they, along with all of CFSEU-BC, are committed to ensuring our communities remain safe.”