RCMP seize 1,200 kg of illegal cannabis in series of Lower Mainland raids
The RCMP’s federal serious and organized crime unit arrested six people and seized nearly 1.2 tonnes of dried cannabis last month during a series of raids that included a licensed medical cannabis facility in Langley.
Investigators used five search warrants — at a medical marijuana-growing operation, three residences and one storage locker — in Langley, Surrey and Delta on June 18 as part of a year-long investigation into the illicit export of cannabis from Canada.
The searches resulted in the seizure of more than 1,180 kilograms of dried cannabis and about 5,300 cannabis plants from the Langley facility, which was 5,000 more than the facility was licensed to have.
Police say the cannabis was bound for Europe.
“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 licensed cannabis production in Canada,” said RCMP Supt. Richard Bergevin.