CFSEU’s Outlaw Motorcycle Gang Unit Raids Meth Labs
UPDATE: 11:15 a.m.
CFSEU has two people in custody and we are currently looking for three more individuals. Investigators have found significant amounts of chemicals used in the production of illicit drugs at the search warrant locations in Vancouver on Lillooet St., and in Surrey on 189th Street. The two locations in Port Moody are residential apartment units. At both of those homes investigators have found either a finished drug product or chemicals related to the production of drugs.
At 5:00 a.m. this morning, the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia, executed a series of search warrants at five locations in Metro Vancouver. The investigation, led by CFSEU’s Outlaw Motorcycle Gang Enforcement Unit, targeted clandestine methamphetamine labs in Vancouver and Surrey.
While the investigation is in the early stages, police believe the labs are tied to B.C. biker gangs. Two arrests have been made with further arrests to follow. No names are being released at this time. We expect an update to this release at approximately 11 a.m. today.
Approximately 150 police officers took part in the raids today, including members of the RCMP, Vancouver Police Department, Municipal and RCMP Emergency Response Teams and the Clandestine Laboratories Unit.
Search warrants were executed at two businesses and three private residences:
2600-block Lillooet St. Vancouver B.C.
1100-block Pacific St. Vancouver B.C.
200-block Newport Drive, Port Moody B.C.
400-block Capilano Road, Port Moody B.C.
9400-block 189 Street, Surrey B.C.
“This is one of several methamphetamine labs investigated by CFSEU teams in the past year and it demonstrates organized crime’s continued involvement in chemical drug production,” said Insp Rob Johnston, who leads CFSEU’s Outlaw Motorcycle Gang Enforcement Unit.
“This lab poses a serious safety risk. We will continue to use every enforcement opportunity we can to pursue organized criminals who put the public in danger by the production of these drugs,” Insp. Johnston added.
Sgt Bill Whalen
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