B.C.’s Anti-gang unit says it’s made a major drug bust involving a Chilliwack crime group allegedly supplying drugs across a wide swath of northern B.C. communities.
The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit says its seven-month investigation resulted in a number of arrests and the seizure of over $5 million dollars worth of drugs like cocaine, crystal meth, Fentanyl, and marijuana.
Sergeant Lindsay Houghton says the arrests and seizures will disrupt the group’s activities in northern B.C.
Houghton says what’s extremely concerning to police is the harm that drugs like Fentanyl pose to recreational users.
Kitimat RCMP believe that Fentanyl may have had a role in two recent drug overdoses, although both people recovered.
Houghton says the Combined Special Enforcement Unit will be working with RCMP in northern B.C. communities as the investigation continues in the Fraser Valley.