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Police raid at Langley farmhouse turns up explosives, numerous weapons, and stolen vehicles

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Eric Zimmer Dec 06, 2017 3:14 pm 2,529

More than 600 rounds of ammunition, seven stolen vehicles, and two explosive devices were just some of the items recovered during a recent police raid at farmhouse in Langley.

In an announcement on Tuesday, Vancouver Police said the raid took place place as part of a combined police effort to “target ongoing gang violence” in Greater Vancouver.

During the investigation, investigators learned that a farmhouse located at 4096 240th Street in Langley was being used by Lower Mainland gang members, police said.

As a result, a search warrant was executed and the farmhouse was raided in the early-morning hours of November 13. During the raid, police recovered items that included:

  • Two improvised explosive devices – which were detonated on scene by police
  • Nine handguns
  • Three assault rifles
  • Seven stolen vehicles
  • More than 600 rounds of ammunition
  • More than 500 marijuana plants
  • Bulletproof vests

“Violent gang members routinely cross jurisdictional boundaries and can impact several communities at once,” said Assistant Commissioner Kevin Hackett, Chief Officer of the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of BC.

“This investigation is a good example of the CFSEU-BC’s ability to respond to the needs of our partner agencies across the province, and work with them in the interest of public safety.”

The investigation remains active and criminal charges are expected, police said.

The VPD and CFSEU-BC are also asking that any who has information on this farm, to contact the VPD at 604-717-0505 or leave an anonymous with Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or online at solvecrime.ca

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Eric Zimmer
Staff Writer at Daily Hive.

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