UPDATED: Langley home target of anti-gang raid

 

Dogs, helicopters, and a significant force of police descended on a rural Langley neighbourhood Tuesday in search of suspects in a drug case.

Members of the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU) arrived at a home on 236th Street south of 47th Avenue, near Peterson Road Elementary, on Tuesday afternoon.

They were searching for a specific person, said Sgt. Lindsey Houghton, a spokesperson for the unit. 

It took several hours to locate the man, who was found with the assistance of a police dog, said Houghton.

According to witnesses, officers took another person away in handcuffs during the raid as well, and Houghton confirmed there were two arrests.

The capture of the final suspect didn’t happen until about 7:30 p.m., said Houghton.

Houghton could not say much about the reasons for the reasons for the arrests, as the investigation is ongoing. He said the original request for an investigation came from the Langley RCMP.

“It’s drug related, connected to low- to mid-level gang activity,” Houghton said.

Both people arrested were held in custody overnight Tuesday but were expected to be released on Wednesday.

It may take several months before they are charged, Houghton said.

The neighbourhood is a quiet one of acreages and hobby farms. The home in question is close to the dead end of 236th Street, which ends on the top of a small hill.

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