Investigators from Surrey have dismantled a “highly sophisticated operation” in Langley, resulting in arrests and the seizure of cannabis, thousands of plants, cash, and firearms.
Surrey RCMP stated in a news release issued today (July 5) that police launched an investigation on June 22 into potential drug trafficking at a commercial property located in the 2800 block of 196th Street in Langley.
An unlicensed commercial business was operating at the Langley property and was specializing in the sale of cannabis plant seedlings, also known as clones.
Surrey RCMP stated that this operation involved “multiple ledgers and databases of customers and clientele information”.
On June 23, officers stopped a vehicle associated with the property and arrested the driver. Officers investigated and seized approximately one kilogram (two pounds) of dried cannabis and $35,000 in cash.
Later that day, officers used two search warrants at the commercial property as well as at a residence in the 15700 block of 98th Avenue in Surrey.
During the search, officers seized:
- 7,668 cannabis clone plants;
- 32 kilograms (71 pounds) of prepackaged cannabis;
- 1,150 preloaded cannabis vape pens;
- 1,250 THC-infused butter containers (cannabis resin);
- five bricks of hashish;
- two boxes edible cannabis products;
- five firearms (including two handguns);
- over $30,000 in cash between the two locations.
Officers arrested two male and one female suspect, who were all released pending further investigation.
In addition, police found a two-year-old toddler and a newborn baby at the Surrey residence—the Ministry of Children and Family Development is now involved to ensure the safety of the children.
Anyone with information relevant to this investigation is asked to contact the Surrey or, to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers.