Gang unit seizes 6 handguns from man accused of pointing firearm

Nov 29 2018, 11:59 pm

One man has been arrested and police in Surrey have made what they describe as a “significant” seizure of handguns and suspected illicit drugs.

The arrest and seizures come as part of what police said is ongoing investigation into an incident of threats being uttered.

The case began on Wednesday, when the Surrey RCMP General Investigation Unit, along with the assistance of the Surrey Gang Enforcement Team, the Strike Force Target Team, and the Emergency Response Team, arrested a 21-year-old Surrey man, after receiving a report that he had allegedly uttered threats and “pointed a firearm” two days earlier.

As the investigation continued, police executed a search warrant at a residence in the city’s Whalley neighbourhood.

During their search, they found and seized a quantity of suspected cocaine and methamphetamine, along with six handguns, seven firearm magazines, two silencers, and over 100 rounds of ammunition.

Thus far, charges against the man have not been laid, but police noted he does have ties to the Lower Mainland gang scene and currently remains in custody.

“Given the quantity of firearms and drugs seized, this investigation is likely to lead to the recommendation of a number of charges,” said Surrey RCMP Staff Sgt. Kirk Duncan.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or if they wish to remain anonymous,  to contact Crime Stoppers, at 1-800-222-8477 or leave a tip online.

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