A former BMW

Crushing celebrates civil seizure

A car linked to crime was destroyed in Cloverdale.

  • Sep. 15, 2016 4:00 p.m.

B.C.’s minister of public safety marked the 10th anniversary of the civil forfeiture program by ordering the crushing of a seized car.

Mike Morris gave the word at ABC Recycling in Cloverdale, and a giant claw dropped a 2003 BMW X5 into a crusher.

The car was involved in a shooting in 2013 that sent two people to the hospital; it had also been involved in an incident in which the driver fled from police.

Morris linked the civil forfeiture program, which allows the province to seize cash, cars, homes, and other proceeds of crime, to ongoing anti-gang efforts.

“Civil forfeiture is very much a part of our program,” Morris said.

Police and an anti-gang activist spoke of the program as another tool to be used against gang members and drug dealers.


Just Posted

VIDEO: Geocaching attracted adventure seekers to new Langley City event

Dozens of teams came out to discover a mix of art and nature during a new treasure hunt.

Hobby cyclist hits Langley streets and wineries for MS

Tim Baillie has been mounting up for 14 years now, riding for the cause.

VIDEO: 10-year-old gives veteran lacrosse announcer a little help

Broadcast buddies Jake Elliot and Keagan Winterlik shared play-by-play duties at a Thunders game.

LETTER: Froese’s views on homelessness ‘degrading’

A Langley Advance reader calls statements from the mayor into question.

VIDEO: Langley’s hospital auxiliary pinches pennies to kick in $1.5 million for ER expansion

The auxiliary’s contribution is the largest single donation by the volunteer group.

REPLAY: B.C.’s best video this week

In case you missed it, here’s a look at replay-worthy highlights from across the province this week

Former NHL goalie Ray Emery drowns in Lake Ontario

Police say the 35-year-old’s death appears to be a ‘case of misadventure’

Air quality statement warns of smoky air for Kamloops area

Environment ministry says area on north side of Thompson River may be affected by wildfire smoke

Pussy Riot claims on-field protest at World Cup final

Russian protest group claimed responsibility after four people ran onto field in police uniforms

Fans party on Montreal streets after French World Cup win

To city is home to nearly 57,000 French nationals

SilverStar officially opens Gondola

The brand-new gondola is now offering scenic rides for visitors on SilverStar Mountain Resort.

VIDEO: Man climbs crane in Abbotsford

Police, fire called to deal with climber last night

B.C. VIEWS: Making private health care illegal again

Adrian Dix battles to maintain Cuba-style medical monopoly

Almost every part of Canada’s largest national park deteriorating: federal study

Drawing on decades of research — the report lists 50 pages of citations

Most Read