02/18/2015 12:21 EST | Updated 04/20/2015 05:59 EDT

17 Abbotsford Police Department members targeted in corruption investigation

The Office of the Police Complaints Commissioner has announced an investigation into "serious allegations" against 17 members of the Abbotsford Police Department.

The probe started with an investigation into alleged criminal activity by APD Const. Christopher Nicholson, the OPCC said in a statement.

Nicholson is charged with breach of trust, obstruction of justice and conspiracy to traffic a controlled substance.

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