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Surrey RCMP seize drugs, firearms from residences

SURREY RCMP have executed three search warrants for residences that have led to seizures of drugs and firearms.

On March 12, 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 28th Avenue in South Surrey, and the second in the 7000-block of 131st Street in Newton. Four suspects were identified and released pending further investigation.

During the search of these residences, investigators seized:

· $8,000 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 $3,000 CAD

“The illicit drug trade brings with it the possibility of violent acts within our community,” said Staff-Sgt. Glenn Atkins. “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.”

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