information from King County Sheriff
In the early morning hours of April 29, 2016, Burien Police detectives recovered over a pound of heroin, four pounds of crystal methamphetamine, several firearms, and about $150,000 cash in the service of eight search warrants conducted from Tacoma to Seattle by SWAT teams from the King County Sheriff’s Office, Washington State Patrol, Pierce County Sheriff’s Department, Valley SWAT, DEA, Tacoma Narcotics Enforcement Team and Seattle Police.
Detectives with the KCSO and Burien Police Department have been investigating a High-level heroin, methamphetamines, and cocaine trafficking ring since October of 2015. The case originated in the city of Burien, but the case ultimately led investigators to numerous locations from Tacoma to Seattle. Ten adults were arrested and more suspects, who were not located, will be referred to the prosecutor’s office for drug, weapon and stolen property related charges.
The investigation is ongoing; however, the detectives seized the following during those raids:
Heroin in excess of 1 lbs
Crystal methamphetamine in excess of 4 lbs