Surrey RCMP seize narcotics and firearm during patrol in Newton area

Jun 29 2018, 3:34 pm

Two men have been arrested, along with a sizeable amount of narcotics and a firearm seized during what Surrey RCMP are calling a “proactive patrol” in the Newton area.

The incident took place on Tuesday, July 26, when members of the Surrey RCMP Drug Unit were on patrol in the area of 64 Avenue and King George Boulevard.

Officers noticed individuals in a car which who were thought to be “conducting activity consistent with drug trafficking.”

Upon further investigation, officers arrested both the driver and passenger of the car. They located 20 individual packages of suspected cocaine, three individual packages of suspected heroin, $600 in Canadian currency, a 9mm Luger handgun, and a set of brass knuckles.

Surrey RCMP

Surrey RCMP

One of the men arrested, Kyle Avender, a 34-year-old male, has been charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance, one count of possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm, and one count of possession of a concealed weapon.

Daniel Ashenden, 33-years-old, has been charged with one count of failure to comply with conditions not to possess a prohibited weapon.

Both men are currently in custody and have a court appearance later this afternoon.

Inspector Shawna Baher, Proactive Enforcement Officer of the Surrey RCMP, comments that the arrests will continue “to target those involved in the illegal drug trade that perpetuates violence in our city.”

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