Multiple search warrants lead to seizures of drugs and firearms
2020-03-17 10:39 PDT
File # 2020-14300/2020-37032
Surrey RCMP is informing the public of three search warrants for residences that have led to seizures of drugs and firearms.
On March 12, 2020, Surrey RCMP Drugs Unit, with the assistance of the Surrey Gang Enforcement Team, Community Response Unit, the Lower Mainland Emergency Response Team, and Criminal Investigative Services, searched three residences in relation to ongoing investigations into drug trafficking.
Two associated residences were searched, one in the 16300-block of 28 Avenue in South Surrey, and the second in the 7000-block of 131 Street in Newton. Four suspects were identified and released pending further investigation.
During the search of these residences, investigators seized:
- $8000 CAD
- 12-gauge shotgun with ammunition
- Tactical vests
- Suspected Fentanyl, heroin, crack cocaine, Oxycontin, and methamphetamines
- Various cutting agents
- A money counter
- Packaging material, believed to be for street sale of drugs
- Multiple cell phones
On the same day, investigators searched a third residence in the 12500-block of Pinewood Crescent as a part of an ongoing project targeting drug trafficking and property crime in the Whalley/City Centre area. Six further suspects were identified and released pending further investigation.
During this search, investigators seized:
- Three firearms with ammunition
- Suspected methamphetamines and Fentanyl
- Soft body armour
- Approximately $3000 CAD
The illicit drug trade brings with it the possibility of violent acts within our community, says Staff Sergeant Glenn Atkins, Surrey RCMP.
We acknowledge the invaluable role that information received from the public played in enabling these seizures, and encourage everyone to keep on reporting suspicious activity in their neighbourhood as we all have our responsibility when it comes to safety.
Cst. Richard WrightMedia Relations Officer
14355 57 Avenue, Surrey, BC, V3X 1A9
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