Multiple arrests and raids went down in downtown Aldergrove.
Langley RCMP’s Prolific Offender Suppression Team (POST) descended on Aldergrove’s downtown Friday afternoon, in a swarm at the north corner of Fraser Highway and 271st Street.
Beginning at 1 p.m., police officers converged behind a local Fraser Highway storefront, where an arrest warrant was executed and several people were taken into custody, according to POST Cpl. Michelle Stewart.
The warrant was for the trafficking of a controlled substance, under the Controlled Drug and Substances Act, she explained.
“There were at least 10 officers with police dogs,” a male witness inside Sovereignty Vitality Natural Medicine told the Aldergrove Star.
“They arrested a few gentlemen – it looked like some sort of gang activity,” the witness elaborated.
No charges have yet been laid, noted Aldergrove Mountie Cpl. Kurt Neuman.
By 4 p.m. Friday, four plainclothes POST officers were gathered at the back of a building on the 27100-block of Fraser Highway, surveying residents and possible witnesses to criminal activity in the area.
“It’s all about keeping our town safe and free of drugs,” Neuman said, who explained these raids came as a direct result of residents “reporting suspicious activity.”
In the meantime, one of the men arrested, Vaughn McQuary, is alleging that police “fractured his ribs” during a take down on Friday.
“I was in the hospital up until yesterday,” McQuary told the Aldergrove Star on Monday.
Police could not confirm or comment on the alleged injuries.
Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to call Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200, or to remain anonymous, they can call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.