B.C. wants to keep cash found in home and vehicle of long-time gangster
The B.C. government wants to keep more than $80,000 in cash seized two years ago from a long-time gangster.
In a recently filed lawsuit, the Office of Civil Forfeiture’s director alleges that Jason Himpfen earned the cash in the drug trade, while also committing other crimes such as money laundering, unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of proceeds of crime, and failing to declare taxable income.
Himpfen, 48, is before the courts on a series of drug and firearm charges. He appeared in Abbotsford Provincial Court on Wednesday with a number of next appearance dates scheduled during August.
The director’s statement of claim said $59,870 of the cash in question was seized by Langley RCMP from a white Hyundai Elantra registered to Himpfen on June 14, 2021.
Over $20,000 more was seized on June 8, 2021, from an Abbotsford home on Dixon Road where Himpfen lived at the time with Kaitlyn Frank, who is also named in the lawsuit.