Anti-gang police arrest two in Walnut Grove
Two men are facing weapons-related charges following a Friday afternoon (Dec 21) arrest in Langley's Walnut Grove neighbourhood.
Officers with the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia (CFSEU-BC) took the pair into custody shortly before 2:30 p.m. near 90A Avenue and 204 Street, a cul-de-sac of large houses on big lots with well-landscaped yards.
A written statement released by CFSEU media relations officer Sgt. Lindsey Houghton said the uniformed officers were acting on a tip.
Charges are pending against a 31-year old man and a 25-year old man, both of no fixed address, for allegedly breaching their firearms prohibition orders and firearms-related offenses related to previous possession of firearms.
Both are known to police and have gang ties, the Houghton statement said.
They are being held in custody pending charges.
CFSEU is an integrated joint forces operation with officers from federal, provincial and municipal agencies to fight organized crime groups and gangs in B.C.
It includes officers from the Abbotsford Police Department, Canada Border Services Agency, Central Saanich Police Service, Delta Police Department, New Westminster Police Department, Organized Crime Agency of British Columbia, Port Moody Police Department, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Saanich Police Department, South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority (Transit Police), Vancouver Police Department, Victoria Police Department, West Vancouver Police Department. Other partners include the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police and the International Association of Chiefs of Police.