Drugs, cash, phones and Brothers Keepers gang clothing seized as part of a series of RCMP searches in Vancouver, Burnaby and Surrey. (RCMP)

Drugs destined for Chilliwack seized in Lower Mainland-wide RCMP investigation

Brothers Keepers gang connected to searches in Vancouver, Burnaby and Surrey

Mounties say a significant flow of illegal drugs destined for the streets of Chilliwack was seized last month during an investigation of gang-related dial-a-dope activity in various Lower Mainland cities from Vancouver to Surrey.

The Brothers Keepers gang are suspected to be involved in at least some of the activity uncovered.

Evidence gathered by the Chilliwack RCMP Crime Reduction Unit Drug Section (CRU) led officers to an alleged multi-jurisdictional drug trafficking organization operating within the Lower Mainland.

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On Sept. 10, Chilliwack RCMP CRU supported by the Vancouver Police Department Organized Crime Unit, executed a Controlled Drug and Substance Act (CDSA) search warrant in the 5600-block of Boundary Road in Vancouver.

Articles seized by police connected suspects and locations from other Lower Mainland communities to the alleged drug trafficking organization.

Then on Oct. 23, while CRU officers continued to targeting dial-a-dope suspects, two people were arrested during a police traffic stop in Chilliwack. Officers seized drugs believed to be fentanyl and crack cocaine while gathering further evidence to link the Lower Mainland locations to their investigation.

Two days later, further CDSA search warrants were executed by Chilliwack CRU supported by the Vancouver Police Emergency Response Team at an address in the 1500-block of Hornby Street in Vancouver. Chilliwack officers were also assisted by the Burnaby RCMP Drug Section at residence in the 1000-block of Augusta Avenue in Burnaby, and the Surrey RCMP Drug Section at locations in the 7700-block 123A Street and the 15000-block 29A Avenue in Surrey.

Drugs believed to be fentanyl, cash, cell phones, paraphernalia consistent with drug trafficking, and clothing linking the Brothers Keeper gang to the illegal operation were seized.

Two people arrested during the execution of the search warrants were later released from custody.

Evidence will be forwarded to the Public Prosecution Service of Canada (PPSC) for assessment of criminal charges.

“This was a complex multi-jurisdictional investigation conducted across several communities around the Lower Mainland by Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment CRU officers,” Supt. Bryon Massie said in a press release. “The removal of potentially lethal drugs from the streets of Chilliwack and other Lower Mainland communities will make a difference with a direct impact to this criminal enterprise.”


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