SOUTH SURREY - Surrey Mounties have arrested 18 people after raiding a house in the 15400-block of 22nd Avenue in South Surrey Thursday night.
A police spokesman said residents had been complaining about the place.
Armed with a search warrant, and accompanied by an Emergency Response Team, police arrested 18 people for various offences including drug possession and breach of probation.
Police also recovered a small amount of drugs and stolen property, the spokesman said.
No charges had been laid by early Friday.
Coun. Barinder Rasode said residents in the neighbouring area contacted her, expressing their concerns of illegal activity in the home.
Rasode said she is pleased with the investigative police work and enforcement, adding that neighbourhood safety is a top priority in the city's Crime Reducation Strategy.
"The community concerns at this time led to, my understanding, a number of arrests," Rasode said. "I really commend the investigative work of the police force because they moved quite swiftly on this."
Rasode encourages residents to contact the RCMP if they see anything suspicious in their neighbourhood.
"I think it's really important that neighbours continue to pay attention to changes in behaviour or changes of people coming in and out of their neighbourhoods. That really helps police, and this was definitely one of those situations where neighbours were able to identify a number of things going on," she said.
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