Drugs, guns, cars, and cash seized after police raids in Chilliwack

Aug 24 2017, 2:39 am

A pair of Chilliwack men are facing charges after being arrested as a result of two police raids in the Fraser Valley city last Friday.

In a release, police said the raids stemmed from a police investigation of drug trafficking in the community.

On August 18, officers with the Chilliwack Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) executed search warrants in the 5400-block 0f Peach Road and the 5800-block of Sappers Way.

The police seized vehicles and what investigators believe to be approximately four kgs of cocaine, two sawed off shotguns, a rifle, a handgun, cash, and drug paraphernalia.

Now, 23-year-old Lucas Benjamin Thiessen faces one charge of trafficking in a controlled substance, two charges of possessing a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, and two charges of a possessing a prohibited firearm without a licence. He remains in custody.

A province-wide warrant has been issued for the second man, 21-year-old Antonio Dillan Nolasco-Padia, who faces a charge of unlawfully possessing a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking.

“Our priority is always the safety of the community which we attain when we reduce a significant drug trafficking network by removing illegal drugs and weapons from our streets,” said RCMP spokesperson Supt. Deanne Burleigh in a statement.

RCMP are reminding anyone “who witnesses anything they believe to be suspicious in nature” to contact the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or leave a tip online at solvecrime.ca.

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