SURREY RCMP announced on Thursday that their frontline officers have arrested two men and seized drugs and property as a result of a fraud complaint in South Surrey.
At approximately 8:30 a.m. on January 6, officers attended a business in the 2300-block of 160th Street. The business reported that a man was attempting to use a credit card which did not bear his name.
The investigators located the suspect, a male in his 30s from Langley, seated in the passenger seat of a vehicle parked outside and arrested him for breaching his court ordered conditions.
During a search of the man, officers found him in possession of drug paraphernalia. Officers also located drug paraphernalia and suspected illegal drugs in the vehicle.
A short time later a second man, in his 40s from Surrey, returned to the vehicle and was arrested for possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking.
The investigation included a further search of the vehicle and as a result, police located and seized several items including a black tactical vest with a “Police” patch and a bag of suspected methamphetamine which was estimated to be 548 doses.
“Particularly on the frontline of policing, there are no routine calls,” said Inspector Kevin Beson, Surrey RCMP ‘C’ Watch Duty Officer. “Our officers encounter challenges and situations on a regular basis that present an opportunity to make the city a safer place, like in this instance where the officers were able to remove potentially illicit drugs from the street.”
The man who is alleged to have breached his conditions was held in custody, the second man was released as the investigation continues.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or contact CrimeStoppers, if they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-8477 or