ERT officers with a chainsaw and battering ram headed into a townhouse complex for a drug raid Thursday morning in Langley City.

UPDATED: Drug raid hits Langley townhouse

Police have not yet announced charges from a Tuesday raid.

A huge stash of guns, ammunition and drugs was found in a Langley City townhouse during an RCMP raid Thursday morning.

Heavily armed Emergency Response Team (ERT) members and Langley RCMP Drug Section officers raided a unit in the 5200 block of 203rd Street Thursday morning.

Officers in body armour and carrying rifles, a battering ram, and a chainsaw were spotted approaching a unit in the Riverside Gardens complex at about 10:30 a.m.

Inside, police found 25 firearms, said Sgt. Alexandra Mulvihill, a spokesperson for the Langley RCMP.

The guns included assault rifles, sawed off shotguns, handguns, and antique firearms in a wide variety of calibres.

Police also found ammunition, a silencer, and “a fair amount” of drugs, said Mulvihill.

The cocaine, methamphetamines, heroin, and marijuana were in amounts that suggested trafficking, said Mulvihill.

A 35-year-old man and a 31-year-old woman were arrested on outstanding warrants for several other firearms-related charges.

More charges may be laid as the Langley investigation continues, Mulvihill said.

One man was taken to hospital for a medical issue not related to the police investigation, Mulvihill said.

She said the ERT is often called in for such pre-planned arrests.


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