Two Burnaby men up for drug charges

RCMP said two men appeared in court recently on charges related to the police seizure of 28 kilograms of methamphetamine and one kg of cocaine.

Guo Wen Chen, 44, of Burnaby and Tsung Ta Denny Peng, 41, of Vancouver are facing charges of trafficking a controlled substance and possession for the purpose of trafficking.

In addition, Chen is facing two counts of unauthorized possession of a firearm and careless use of a firearm.

Both men made their first court appearance on Dec. 29. Their next court appearance is scheduled for Jan. 19 in Vancouver Provincial Court.

The charges stem from a search of two homes last July as part of an investigation in the trafficking of the methamphetamines, said RCMP E Division spokesman Sgt. Duncan Pound in a news release issued Friday. The operation was conducted by the Waterfront Joint Forces Operation is an integrated team made up of members from the RCMP, Vancouver Police Department, Delta Police Department, CBSA and other federal agencies. It specializes in port investigations and marine security.

The homes were located in the 7600-block of Burris Street in Burnaby and in the 2700-block East 16th Avenue in Vancouver.