Several arrests have been made after the Municipal Integrated Emergency Response Team (MIERT) and Vancouver’s Emergency Response Team were called in to help search a pair of rural properties in the 6000-block of 28th Ave. early Wednesday morning (Jan. 26).
According to Delta Police, its Criminal Investigation Branch, executed a series of search warrants for controlled substances (hard drugs) at two residences in the area.
A police roadblock set up at the intersection of 64th St. and 28th Ave. kept traffic far from the scene as police conducted their investigation.
Delta Police spokesperson, Acting Sgt. Paul Eisenzimmer said the specially trained police officers were brought in to deal with the warrants and the possibility of violence sometimes associated with drug operations.
Two separate groups were used since the operation was focused on two targets set quite far apart. MIERT is composed of officers from regional police departments from Port Moody, Abbotsford and New Westminster.
The VPD’s new armoured truck was used to transport officers to the scene, and a pair of ambulances were stationed at the roadblock to wait on standby in case there were any injuries.