Proactive enforcement leads to substantial drug seizure
2020-04-28 11:35 PDT
File # 2020-60996
A substantial quantity of illicit drugs and cash have been seized as a result of proactive enforcement in Whalley.
On April 23, 2020, the Surrey Gang Enforcement Team (SGET) was on patrol in Whalley when they pulled over a suspicious vehicle near 132 Street and 88 Avenue, shortly before 9:00 pm. During the vehicle stop, officers made observations which led to the arrest of the driver, for possession for the purpose of trafficking. Subsequent investigation led to the discovery of a large quantity of suspected illicit drugs including: crack cocaine, fentanyl, and methamphetamine. Police also located and seized $5220 in cash, a number of cell phones, packaging, and other paraphernalia consistent with drug trafficking (see attached photo).
The driver, an adult male, has been released pending further investigation. No charges have been laid at this time.
This seizure is another example of the positive results we are seeing by aggressively targeting drug trafficking in Surrey, says Staff Sergeant Ryan Element.
The illicit drug trade is at the core of gang activity and violent crime throughout the Lower Mainland. We will continue to seek out drug traffickers and send a clear message that they aren’t welcome in our community.
If you have information about suspected drug activity, or any other crime in your neighborhood, please call Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or, if you wish to make an anonymous report, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.
Cpl. Joanie Sidhu
Media Relations Officer
14355 57 Avenue, Surrey, BC, V3X 1A9
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