Drug investigation links Chilliwack, Richmond and Prince George

Four people arrested Saturday in another drug investigation that stretched from Chilliwack to Northern B.C.

Arrests made in multi-jurisdictional drug investigation.

Arrests made in multi-jurisdictional drug investigation.

Four people were arrested Saturday in another drug investigation that stretched from Chilliwack to Northern B.C.

Three search warrants were executed in Prince George, Richmond and Chilliwack on June 11 which resulted in the arrests of four individuals and the seizure of substances believed to be cocaine and heroin, as well as the seizure of cash, firearms, body armour and vehicles.

RCMP believe these individuals were responsible for supplying cocaine at the kilogram level in Chilliwack and Prince George.

These search warrants, under the Controlled Drug and Substances Act (CDSA) stemmed from an ongoing investigation by the Prince George Federal and Serious Organized Crime Unit (FSOC) into drug trafficking in the Prince George area. During the course of their investigation, police gathered evidence which led them to expand their investigation beyond the Prince George area and into the Lower Mainland.

“This 14-month investigation highlights the fact that those associated to the drug trade conduct their business across multiple jurisdictions,” said Cpl. Dave Tyreman, North District Media Relations Officer. “We are confident that our latest enforcement action, with support from our law enforcement partners in Chilliwack and Richmond, will seriously hinder these individuals’ drug trafficking network”.

The investigative team will be preparing an extensive report to the Public Prosecution Service of Canada for their review and selection of the appropriate charges to be sworn against the affected persons. Once charges have been sworn, additional details will be released at that time.

All four arrested individuals have since been released from custody.

The arrests follow arrests made last year following the seizure of millions of dollars in drugs and weapons from multiple locations in Chilliwack.

At the time police alleged this Chilliwack-based criminal cell operated most of their alleged drug trafficking activities in cities and towns from Williams Lake to as far north as Fort St John and Dawson Creek, while also supplying the local market.

Several people were charged in those raids and the investigation is continuing.