Brass knuckles with built-in taser seized in Langley bust

Langley RCMP arrest trio of young men from Surrey and seized seven cellphones, loaded pistol, cash, knife and host of drugs.

Routine stop in Langley ends up with a loaded gun

A Langley RCMP response to a complaint about three young men smoking pot ended with the seizure of a mother load of illegal items, including brass knuckles with a built-in taser.

On Aug. 26, around 2:30 p.m., one of Langley’s traffic officers responded to a complaint of males smoking marijuana in the 5700 block of 203 Street.

The officer was able to quickly locate the trio and their vehicle. They were immediately arrested for possession of a controlled substance.

A subsequent search of their vehicle resulted in a significant number of items being seized, said police. These included:

• A loaded .45 calibre semi-automatic pistol (later determined to have been stolen in Calgary in May, 2014;

• A switchblade knife;

• A set of brass knuckles with a built-in taser;

• Seven cellphones;

• A marijuana grinder;

• Over $4,000 in Canadian currency;

• Over 100 individual packages of suspected heroin;

• Over 100 individual packages of suspected crack cocaine;

• Dozens of individual packages of suspected crystal meth;

• Dozens of individual packages of suspected powder cocaine;

The three suspects, aged 23, 20, and 17 years old, all from Surrey, have been released from custody, and the investigation is ongoing. Charges will be recommended.

“This is a great example that highlights two key areas for police,” said Langley RCMP Supt. Murray Power.

“First, we continue to encourage citizens to call police for any suspicious or illegal activities as you never know what it may lead to.

“Secondly, (it illustrates) the officer safety issues police face daily, especially those engaging in vehicle stops or searches.

“In this case, risk was present due to the potential loss of currency and drugs causing desperation on the part of the suspect. The loaded firearm and other weapons raise the risk even higher as it could put the crazy thought into the suspect’s mind that the weapon(s) may present a way out,” said Power.

“This always ends badly.”

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