Friday, December 16, 2011

Police bust million-dollar meth labs believed to be linked to Hells Angels, Canada - 15th Dec 2011

Police specialists raided large clandestine methamphetamine labs in Vancouver and Surrey Thursday believed to be linked to the Hells Angels biker gang.

And Sgt. Bill Whalen, of the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit, said the labs had recently been operational, producing millions of dollars worth of synthetic drugs over just a few months.

Police also raided three residential properties as part of the months-long investigation by CFSEU's Outlaw Motorcycle Gang Enforcement Unit. Two men have been taken into custody and police are searching for three others, Whalen said.

More than 150 police from various forces executed the search warrants simultaneously beginning at 5 a.m. Thursday, including members of the RCMP, Vancouver Police, Municipal and RCMP Emergency Response Teams and the Clandestine Laboratories Unit.

The largest lab was found in East Vancouver in a warehouse at 2659 Lillooet Street where a company named Pharmaceuticals is based. Throughout the day Thursday, firefighters, hazard materials specialists and police remained at the scene just off East Broadway and Lillooet. Half a block was behind police tape. Read More