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UPDATE: One of two Chilliwack men alleged to be part of drug trafficking crime syndicate turns himself in

Lucas Thiessen of Chilliwack is wanted in connection with a crime syndicate trafficking drugs in B.C.
Lucas Thiessen of Chilliwack is wanted in connection with a crime syndicate trafficking drugs in B.C.'s north.
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Fifty criminal charges have been approved against five more Chilliwack men in connection with a local crime syndicate's drug trafficking activities in the north.

Arrest warrants were issued this week for two men, Dana Mikael Hendrick Schaper-Kotter and Lucas Benjamin Thiessen. Staff Sgt. Lindsey Houghton of the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia (CFSEU-BC) said Friday that Schaper-Kotter turned himself in to Chilliwack RCMP, but Thiessen is still wanted, his location unknown.

The charges stem from a February 2015 search warrant execution by the provincial gang task force, the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia (CFSEU-BC), at residences on Nowell Street and McIntosh Drive.

At that time four males and one female were arrested, there was seizure of eight firearms, prohibited magazines, silencers and more than $200,000 in cash.

Also seized was more than $2 million worth of drugs, which included a large quantity of Fentanyl.

In December, Crown approved charges against three of the men arrested, Clayton Archie Eheler, Raymond Morrissey and Mathew Jordan Thiessen.

Then on Feb. 15, federal Crown counsel approved charges against Schaper-Kotter, 25, Thiessen, 22, as well as Jordan Anthony Ramos, 26, Darcy Horvath, 23, and Kyle Harrower, 25, all from Chilliwack.

Each are charged with multiple counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking, Schaper-Kotter and Horvath are each charged with 12 counts of possession of a prohibited device.

Horvath had a video court appearance scheduled in Chilliwack provincial court Thursday morning at 10 a.m.

Arrest warrants have been issued for both Lucas Thiessen and Dana Schaper-Kotter. It is currently unknown where Theissen and Schaper-Kotter are and anyone with information is asked to contact your local police or contact CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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