Drugs, weapons, and money were all seized by police in Surrey this week, after two separate criminal investigations and arrests on the same day.
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According to Surrey RCMP, officers executed a search warrant at a residence in the 13700 block of 100 Avenue on May 14, as part of a nine-month investigation into alleged drug trafficking.
During the investigation, police located and seized evidence “believed to be associated with drug trafficking.”
This, they said, included suspected cocaine, fentanyl, Xanax, and Percocet. A starter pistol, conductive energy weapon, and approximately $2,800 in cash was seized as well.
A man in his 30s was reportedly arrested at the residence, as a result of the warrant and seizure, police said. He was later released from custody and no charges have been laid at this time, but that the investigation is continuing.
RCMP said that on that same day, a member of the Surrey Gang Enforcement Team conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle in the 12700 block of 60 Avenue.
As a result of that stop, police said suspected cocaine, approximately $1,200 in cash, and “other evidence which is believed to be associated with drug trafficking” was found and seized
The driver, a 31-year-old man from Vancouver, was released on a Promise to Appear for a future court date. Charges haven’t been laid yet, as the investigation is on-going.
Investigators said they believe both of the individuals arrested in these occurrences yesterday are linked to the ongoing Lower Mainland gang conflict.
“These two seizures are the result of our ongoing work to strategically target individuals involved in drug trafficking and violent crime in Surrey,” said Surrey RCMP Insp Mike Hall.