Police seize guns, drugs at gangster's home
A search of an Aldergrove, B.C., home has netted drugs and guns belonging to a Red Scorpion gang member, police say.
The Abbotsford Police Department's Drug Enforcement Unit said it seized a 9 millimetre handgun, as well as ammunition and two bulletproof vests while executing a search warrant in the 26900-block of 26 A Avenue Thursday night.
Officers also found two kilograms of cocaine and one kilogram of methamphetamine. The agency estimates the drugs have a combined street value of $105,000. Approximately $12,000 in cash was also found in the home, said Const. Ian MacDonald of the Abbotsford Police.
The raid was a joint effort between the Abbotsford Police, Integrated Gang Task Force, Langley RCMP and the Lower Mainland Emergency Response Unit.
A 34-year-old man and 23-year-old woman, believed to live in the home, each face drug and weapon-related charges. Their names are not being released at this time.
Earlier this year, Abbotsford Police arrested a Red Scorpion gang member in Mission. He was later charged with drug trafficking.
MacDonald described the Red Scorpions as a suburban gang of mostly middle-class kids who are lured into a life of drugs by the promise of wealth and status.
"These kids had their little gangs and realized there was a bit of a void and they could exploit it by moving into the drug trade and staying close to home," he told ctvbc.ca.
"The next thing you know they've got their friends to join them and the rest is history."