Items seized by RCMP during a raid on Alma Avenue in Chilliwack on June 4, 2020. (RCMP photo)

Items seized by RCMP during a raid on Alma Avenue in Chilliwack on June 4, 2020. (RCMP photo)

Chilliwack RCMP seize cash and drugs during Alma Avenue raid

One person was arrested as police executed a search warrant on two units in a complex

Police seized illegal drugs, firearms and cash while executing a search warrant on a residence in the 45000-block of Alma Avenue.

The Chilliwack RCMP Crime Reduction Unit Drug Section (CRU) arrested one person during the bust, which happened June 4 and involved two units of a complex.

Police seized drugs believed to be cocaine and ecstasy (MDMA). Among the firearms they found was a loaded .45 calibre handgun and ammunition. Officers also seized vehicles, and paraphernalia used in the illegal drug trade.

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“Our priority is the safety of the community,” RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Mike Rail said in a press release. “At a time when social distancing is a critical social responsibility, a drug/crime house becomes more conspicuous.”

Following more investigation and a review of evidence, the RCMP will forward a report to Public Prosecution Service of Canada (PPSC) for an assessment of charges.

In the meantime, Rail said there are a few ways to spot a crime house or drug dealer in your neighbourhood.

• Regular and unusual traffic patterns;

• Traffic stops where a residence comes out to talk briefly with occupants of the vehicle;

• House lights are always on.

The RCMP reminds anyone who sees anything they believe to be suspicious to contact the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611 or Crime Stoppers (anonymously) at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).


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