Police officers found themselves back at a known medical cannabis grow property in Langley this month – only to seize another 3,200 plants and product.
Back in October, four men from B.C.’s Lower Mainland were charged in connection to a cannabis exportation investigation. Five search warrants were executed, including at a property in Langley, as well as other locations in Surrey and Delta.
According to RCMP, Mounties with the Federal Serious & Organized Crime unit were back on that property on Dec. 2, when its alleged the growers – who have five medical cannabis licenses – had 3,230 plants beyond the licensed amounts, as well as 300 lbs of packaged cannabis prepared for distribution.
Supt. Richard Bergevin said in a statement that organized crime often tries to shelter their illicit cannabis production by utilizing medical marijuana licenses.
“We will continue to make every effort to combat the illicit production of drugs, even when veiled under the guise of a medical license,” Bergevin said.