Six men, all known to police, arrested in Surrey drug investigation

Superintendent Shawn Gill
Superintendent Shawn Gill

AFTER a lengthy investigation, the Surrey RCMP Drug Section, with assistance from the Surrey Gang Enforcement Team, executed three search warrants simultaneously on three separate residences in Surrey last week on May 23.

These residences and persons associated to these residences are suspected to be involved in drug trafficking and believed to be part of the Lower Mainland gang conflict.

One residence was located in the 12700-block of 64th Avenue, a second residence was located in the 8800-block of 132nd Street, and a third residence was located in the 9200-block of 163rd Street.

In total, six males from Surrey ranging in ages from 18 to 59 were arrested and are all known to police.

Two hundred and fifty doses of suspected fentanyl, 475 doses of suspected cocaine, $6,000 in cash, and two firearms were seized during the search warrants. Three vehicles were also seized as possible offence related property.

Police said that no more information would be released at this time as the investigation is ongoing to further review the evidence.

“This is another example of the progress being made in disrupting the activities of those involved in the illegal drug trade and the associated violence that comes with it,” said Superintendent Shawn Gill, Surrey RCMP Community Services Officer, on Monday. “Our enforcement efforts, in combination with our prevention, education, and intervention initiatives, is helping to ensure the City of Surrey is a safe and viable place to live.”

Anyone with information about problem or suspicious properties in their neighbourhood is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.

If you wish to make an anonymous report, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.