Early Friday morning (April 29), and with the assistance of eight different agencies, Burien Police detectives served search and arrest warrants on eight residences throughout King and Pierce County.

Police say the investigation stemmed from a narcotics case which originated in Burien and led them to mid and high level narcotics traffickers.

Burien PD received vital assistance from the King County Sheriff’s Office detectives and SWAT, Washington State Patrol SWAT, Pierce County Sheriff’s Office SWAT, Seattle Police SWAT, Shoreline Police detectives, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Tacoma Narcotics Enforcement Team (TNET).

Police also had a Prosecutor from the King County Prosecutor’s Office Case Development and Asset Forfeiture Unit assist them at their command post.

Ten adults were arrested with charges pending on other suspects. Charges will likely include possession with intent to distribute narcotics, conspiracy to deliver narcotics, felon in possession of firearms, and possession of stolen property.

The investigation is ongoing, but police seized the following items:

  • Heroin in excess of 1 lbs
  • Crystal methamphetamine in excess of 4 lbs
  • Liquid synthetic Heroin
  • Multiple firearms including handguns and rifles (some stolen) and body armor
  • Approx $150,000 in cash
  • Nine vehicles

“Our detectives worked extremely hard on this case and are still in the field processing evidence to ensure a successful prosecution of the involved suspects,” police said.