The armoured vehicle that residents spotted driving through Brookswood wasn’t a movie prop. It was the real deal, as numerous RCMP units spent Wednesday morning dismantling a Lower Mainland gang’s alleged drug trafficking operations in Langley and Surrey.
Eight people were arrested in relation to search warrants executed at properties in Brookswood, Aldergrove and Surrey that are connected to ‘significant drug trafficking and organized crime activity,’ said Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit spokesperson, Sgt. Brenda Winpenny.
Several people on social media mentioned seeing the armoured police vehicle travelling through parts of Langley and speculated about whether it was real or part of a film production. Another person commented that a portion of 208 Street in south Langley was closed while police were at a home in the area.
The evidence seized and the arrests are expected to have a ‘major impact on the overall gang landscape,’ police said.
“It is too early to speculate on what charges Crown may lay, however, our investigation is focused around alleged drug trafficking and organized crime activity,” said Winpenny.
The investigation into the activity of this criminal group remains ongoing and there is no further information that police are able to publicly provide at this time.
“Today’s search warrants are in relation to an ongoing CFSEU-BC investigation into the alleged drug and gang activity of a Lower Mainland criminal group with ties throughout western Canada,” said Winpenny.