Burien Police make major drug bust, seize guns, $400,000 in cash


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The Burien Police Department seized $400,000 in cash, along with drugs and guns after serving a search warrant on a car and two homes this week.

Police became suspicious after finding the large amount of cash hidden in a concealed space in a car after a routine traffic stop.

Detectives then served search warrants at two different homes on Friday (April 18) – one in SeaTac and the other in Seattle – using the King County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team to assist.

Police seized cocaine, a large illegal marijuana growing operation, cash and guns at the homes.

One of the occupants was an admitted gang member with convictions for murder. Another man found living in one of the homes is a Level 1 sex offender. Police say that he wasn’t registered to live at that address and had incriminating evidence suggesting he was in violation of his release conditions.

“We were extremely pleased to give him a ride to the ‘pokey,'” said Capt. Bryan Howard. “We think his probation officer will be having a serious discussion with him.”

“It’s always a good day when we can lock people like that up and take illegal drugs and guns off the street,” Howard added. “Long hours were put into this investigation which has concluded very nicely. Now we are on to some new criminals. Another example of the great work by our plain clothes unit, who we call our Special Emphasis Team (SET)!”

Howard added:

“If we prevail at a seizure hearing, we can use this money to support future drug investigations. We are also happy to interrupt their illegal operations. Way to go detectives!”

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9 Responses to “Burien Police make major drug bust, seize guns, $400,000 in cash”
  1. Concerned says:

    Kudos to our Burien Police!!

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  2. Shere'e says:

    YEA!!!! Great job Burien PD!!

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  3. Jack Block Jr says:

    $400K will pay for 2 patrol officers for a year. Seems to me that’s the best way to use the money to serve the citizens of Burien.

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  4. Question Authority says:

    How would the Burien police have any right to the money seized at two homes outside of the city limits (thankfully) I can understand the amount within the vehicle stopped which started it all, but each jurisdiction gets their own honey pot of dope money. Sounds like that car was just passing thru coming from the Seattle side of Roxbury Street (you know, just across the painted center line from Rat City) to that hot mess of SeaTac (hooker) city.

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  5. Name (required) says:

    One of the occupants was an admitted gang member with convictions for murder?

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  6. Spelunker says:

    Wait… I knew I left my $400k somewhere!

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  7. watchful says:

    Steady as she goes!

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  8. Rick Whiteman says:

    Thank you Burien PD!

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