A total of 8 people were arrested in the Surrey and Langley area on Wednesday, in connection with alleged drug trafficking and organized crime activity.
The arrests were carried out by the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia (CFSEU-BC), with support from Langley and Surrey RCMP, as well as the Lower Mainland Emergency Response Team (LMD-ERT).
And while police say it is still “too early” to speculate on what charges may arise from these arrests, the investigation is focused around drug trafficking and crime activity.
The warrants were carried out as part of an ongoing CFSEU-BC investigation into the alleged drug and gang activity of a Lower Mainland criminal group with ties throughout western Canada, explained CFSEU-BC spokesperson, Sgt. Brenda Winpenny.
The evidence seized during the search warrants she said, will “greatly disrupt and impact the illegal activity of this criminal group and its associates.”
Winpenny said at this point, the investigation remains ongoing and at this early stage of it, “there is no further information that police are able to publicly provide at this time.”
The CFSEU-BC made a similar-sized arrest earlier this year.