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Lower Mainland police seize 'significant' number of gang weapons

Officers found homemade explosives, rifles, ammunition, marijuana plants, and bulletproof vests

Lower Mainland police seized assault rifles, ammunitions, marijuana plants, and two homemade explosives at a Langley farmhouse in November 2017. Uploaded by: Li, Wanyee

Courtesy / Vancouver Police Department

Lower Mainland police seized assault rifles, ammunitions, marijuana plants, and two homemade explosives at a Langley farmhouse in November 2017. Uploaded by: Li, Wanyee

Police have made a 'significant' seizure of weapons connected to gang activity in the Lower Mainland, Vancouver police announced Wednesday.

Vancouver police and the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia (CFSEU-BC) found two homemade explosives, nine handguns, three assault rifles, seven stolen vehicles, more than 600 rounds of ammunition, bulletproof vests, and 500 marijuana plants at a Langley farmhouse in November.

The seizure is part of a anti-gang violence project called Project Treachery, involving police forces across the Lower Mainland, according to a Vancouver police press release.

Courtesy of Vancouver Police Department

“Violent gang members routinely cross jurisdictional boundaries and can impact several communities at once. In order to remain effective we must continue to work in a co-ordinated, collaborative, and regional approach,” says Assistant Commissioner Kevin Hackett, Chief Officer of the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia.

The investigation is ongoing and Vancouver police say criminal charges are expected.

Police executed the search warrants and subsequent seizures at a farmhouse on 4096 - 240th St., Langley on Nov. 13.

Anyone who has information on this farm, can contact VPD Organized Crime investigators at 604-717-0505 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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