Some of the items seized during a month-long Langley RCMP violence suppression campaign in the wake of several shooting incidents. (RCMP)

Some of the items seized during a month-long Langley RCMP violence suppression campaign in the wake of several shooting incidents. (RCMP)

Langley RCMP seize weapons, drugs and money in violence suppression campaign

In response to multiple shooting incidents in the beginning of the year

A month-long violence suppression initiative by the Langley RCMP special response team – in the wake of recent shooting incidents – seized $30,000 in cash, $27,500 in illegal drugs, and multiple weapons.

Since the beginning of the year, Langley Township and Langley City recorded five confirmed shooting incidents linked to organized crime and/or the drug trade, said Cpl. Holly Largy, the Langley RCMP media liaison officer.

Two of the shootings took place in very public locations, including one close to an occupied elementary school.

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Supt. Adrian Marsden, the officer in charge at the Langley RCMP, said “following the string of shootings, immediate action was taken. Langley detachment partnered with Surrey RCMP Gang Enforcement Team and CFSEU (Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit) to increase the pressure on the individuals perpetrating violence in our community. The amount of contraband seized suggests our efforts have been effective,” he said.

“We will endeavour to employ these, and other initiatives moving forward.”

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The project was described as an initiative to enhance law enforcement tactics and effectiveness through the use of innovative data analysis, applied to resource deployment strategies aimed at mitigate, disrupt, and suppress violence through proactive and high visibility enforcement.

Through the course of the project, 129 vehicle checks were completed throughout the Langleys culminating in the creation of 61 investigative files.

Police seized:

Approximately $30,000 in cash

10 edged weapons

3 extendable batons

Bear spray

Brass knuckles

Multiple cellphones

Multiple digital scales

Approximately 300 grams of suspected cocaine

Approximately 10 grams of suspected psilocybin

Approximately 15 grams of suspected fentanyl

Approximately 10 grams of suspected methamphetamine

Street value of seized drugs: Approximately $27,500

Information will be forwarded to the B.C. Prosecution Service for consideration of charges, RCMP said.


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