Police seize nearly 1200 kilos of cannabis ready for illegal export from Metro Vancouver

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The RCMP have announced the results of an operation in several Metro Vancouver communities that focused on cannabis prepped for illegal export.

On June 18, 2019 RCMP Federal Serious and Organized Crime (FSOC) executed five search warrants in Langley, Surrey and Delta.

The products seized June 18 when the search warrants were executed. Photo courtesy BC RCMP

The raid was the result of a nearly year-long investigation by the RCMP FSOC and the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).

Police seized a large amount of Canadian currency, five vehicles and twelve firearms, an unidentified quantity of the fentanyl pre-cursor chemical Aniline, as well as over 1180 kilograms of dried cannabis and over 5300 cannabis plants.

Six people were arrested as a result of the search and seizure operation.

Authorities have a stern reminder about the cash crop: “Cannabis is still illegal in most of the world and exportation is a serious offence in Canada. This enforcement action highlights the fact that organized crime will attempt to exploit medically licenced cannabis production in Canada,” said Superintendent Richard Bergevin.

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Lindsay is the Managing Editor of Vancouver Is Awesome, and the co-host and co-producer of the Vancouver Is Awesome Podcast. A fifth generation Vancouverite and life-long foodie, Lindsay also serves as a judge for the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive, Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz, and Editor-in-Chief of LAist.com, in her past life in L.A. she earned an MA in English, attended culinary school, and was an English professor. Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: lindsay@vancouverisawesome.com // Twitter/Instagram: @squashblossom