A man and a woman from Surrey are facing drug and firearm related charges after a number of guns and drugs were seized from a home.
In a release, Surrey RCMP said the investigation is ongoing and is believed to have ties to the Lower Mainland gang conflict.
The case began back in October 2017, when police began an investigation into alleged drug trafficking in Surrey and Langley.
Officers gathered evidence throughout November and December and on December 13th, 2017 a search warrant was executed at a residence in the 8600 block of 144A Street in Surrey. The following items were seized from the home:
- One SKS assault rifle
- One sawed-off shotgun
- One .22 calibre revolver
- Ammunition for various calibre weapons
- Bulk powder cocaine, heroin, and crack cocaine
- Drug processing material and equipment
- $2,000 cash
- Two vehicles alleged to be involved in dial-a-doping
Evidence seized in the December 13th investigation led to a search warrant being executed on December 21st at a home in the 18200 block of 83rd Avenue. Items seized from that residence included three bolt action rifles, a shotgun, an imitation firearm, ammunition, and a stolen vehicle.
One man was also arrested and taken into custody. He has since been released on a Promise to Appear with various conditions.
21 and 24-year-old arrested, charged
As a result of the investigation, Abdul Shaheel KHAN, 24, and Shastina Shrena KUMAR, 21, have each been charged with the following:
- Two counts of Unlawfully Traffic in a Controlled Substance
- Three counts of Unlawfully Possess a Controlled Substance
- Six counts of various firearm related offences
Khan remains in custody pending his next court appearance, while Kumar has been released on bail and is under house arrest.
Police said this is an ongoing investigation that is “believed to be associated to the Lower Mainland gang conflict,” with more charges expected.
“Our Drug Section investigators, supported by our specialized sections and partners, continues to target dial-a-dope trafficking operations that pose a significant risk to public safety,” said RCMP Community Services Officer Superintendent Shawn Gill.
“Any time we can remove drugs and weapons of this nature from our communities it is considered a success.”