Significant seizure of fentanyl, guns and cash by Surrey RCMP Drug Unit

Surrey

2021-12-24 08:35 PST

File # 2021-148526

Surrey RCMP is informing the public of a two separate investigations by Surrey RCMP Drug Unit which resulted in the significant seizure of fentanyl, methamphetamine, cocaine, cash and firearms.

In September 2021, Surrey RCMP Drug Unit started an investigation into a drug trafficking network in Surrey. After a thorough investigation, officers obtained a search warrant for a residence in the 12400-block of 99 Avenue, which was executed on November 25, 2021.

Police seized $90,000.00 cash, 225 grams of fentanyl, 16 grams of cocaine, 24 grams of methamphetamine and 67 fake oxy pills. The drugs were prepackaged for street level sale. Two Surrey men in their late 20’s were arrested and later released pending charge approval. Both men are known to police and are linked to the Lower Mainland Gang Conflict.

On December 12, 2021 a seperate investigation led to a search warrant being executed at a residence in the 7000-block of 150A Street. Police seized one and half kilograms of bulk fentanyl (1.5 kg), 775 grams of bulk methamphetamine, $60,000 cash, one assault rifle and one tactical shotgun. The investigation is ongoing to obtain charge approval against one individual who has associations to the Lower Mainland Gang Conflict.

photo of bundles of cash

photo of drugs

photo of two firearms

These two seizures are significant, not only because it has disrupted drug trafficking network ties with link to the Lower Mainland Gang Conflict, but it also lessens the supply of potentially fatal doses of fentanyl off our streets, says Surrey RCMP Drug Unit’s Staff Sergeant Glenn Leeson. The bulk fentanyl alone represents approximately 150,000 potentially fatal doses and for reference that would be enough doses for a full capacity at a major events arena such as BC Place, three times over.

Anyone with information about criminal activity in Surrey can help keep the community safe by reporting it to the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.

 

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