A search warrant that was executed on a number of Surrey homes in mid-April yielded 13 arrests and the seizure of “numerous weapons and significant quantities of drugs,” said Surrey RCMP in a release today.
On April 19, acting on information that people had firearms and were operating “store front” drug operations, Surrey RCMP’s North Community Response Unit (CRU) executed three simultaneous search warrants at residences in the 12900 block of 108th Avenue and 13300 block of Bentley Road.
With assistance from the Surrey RCMP’s Bike Team, Lower Mainland District’s Emergency Response Team, Police Dog Services, and Transit Police, officers arrested a total of 13 people at the combined locations.
Multiple weapons, “varying amounts” of drugs
A number of weapons were seized including multiple handguns and crossbows, along with varying amounts of drugs.
The drugs included 1,100 doses of crystal meth, 400 doses of heroin/suspected fentanyl, and 9 kg of marijuana.
While the investigation is still ongoing, one Surrey resident, 32-year-old Adam Bruce Bogart has been charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (x3), Possession of a Firearm (x2), and Breach of a Firearms Prohibition.
Three other individuals were also detained on outstanding warrants.
“The Surrey RCMP continues to monitor, arrest, and disrupt the activities of multiple priority target individuals and locations associated to the street level drug trade,: said Surrey RCMP Staff Sgt. Marty Blais.
“We are committed to taking strict enforcement action against those who prey upon the most vulnerable in our community and pose a significant threat to public safety.”