After an investigation that began in New Westminster almost a year ago, six Lower Mainland residents are now facing a combined total of 50 charges in relation to trafficking fentanyl and other drugs.
In a release, New Westminster Police (NWPD) said that during the investigation, “several” search warrants were executed throughout Surrey and New Westminster.
It was during these searches that police seized a number of vehicles, a large quantity of cash, multiple firearms, replica firearms, and a “large amount of drugs including heroin containing lethal levels of fentanyl and pure fentanyl.”
The total amount of drugs from the seizure had an estimated street value of approximately $300,000.
“These kinds of investigations take a lot of experience and expertise from detectives, and our Street Crime Unit – along with our partnering agencies – have successfully recommended multiple drug offence charges,” said NWPD spokesperson Sgt. Jeff Scott. “We take these offences very seriously.”
Facing charges in connection with the investigation and seizures are:
Naidu remains in custody to appear in court, and the others have been released pending an upcoming court appearance.