Abbotsford – The Abbotsford Police Department’s Bike Squad created “Project Crackdown” to target individuals trafficking crack cocaine and heroin in the city’s downtown core. With the assistance of the APD’s Patrol Division and Crime Reduction Unit, the four day project resulted in 26 charges of Trafficking being approved against 10 individuals. The seven women and three men range in ages from 28 to 52. All have extensive histories with police. Since 2005 these 10 people have been involved in over 1200 interactions with police where 146 charges have been recommended.
The investigation involved undercover purchases of drugs at various locations downtown in the morning, afternoon and evening. The transactions were conducted person to person on the street as well as from vehicles that were constantly moving about in laneways and parking lots.
The APD appreciates the assistance of all involved in this project. This includes business owners and other citizens who regularly contact us to report suspicious persons, vehicles and activities.
The Abbotsford Police Department can be reached at 604-859-5225 or by texting 222973 (abbypd) to report non-emergency incidents.