Over the past few months, Chilliwack RCMP worked together with several other local police forces on a complex investigation to shut down a gang-related operation in an effort to stem the flow of illegal drugs, including fentanyl, into the Fraser Valley.
Upper Fraser Valley RCMP stated in a news release today (November 27) that Chilliwack RCMP and the Vancouver Police Department (VPD) had used a search warrant in the 5600 block of Boundary Road in Vancouver on September 10.
Officers seized 10 kilograms of methamphetamine and 700 grams of fentanyl, plus drug-cutting agents, processing materials, cell phones, and cash. In addition, RCMP also seized items that associated suspects and locations from other Lower Mainland communities to an alleged multi-jurisdictional drug-trafficking organization.
As the investigation continued on, Chilliwack RCMP arrested two individuals during a traffic stop on October 23. Officers seized drugs believed to be fentanyl and crack cocaine and gathered more evidence linked to Lower Mainland locations.
Then on October 25, Chilliwack RCMP executed several search warrants at multiple locations across Metro Vancouver:
• with the VPD at an address in the 1500 block of Hornby Street in Vancouver;
• with Burnaby RCMP at a residence in the 1000 block of Augusta Avenue;
• and with Surrey RCMP at locations in the 7700 block of 123A Street and the 15000 block of 29A Avenue in Surrey.
During these searches, officers seized drugs believed to be fentanyl, cash, cell phones, paraphernalia related to drug trafficking, and clothing that linked the Brothers Keepers crime group to drug-trafficking operation.
Two individuals who were arrested during these searches were later released from custody.
After examination of the gathered evidence, RCMP will forward a report to the Public Prosecution Service of Canada for charges to be assessed.