SURREY RCMP on Thursday announced that a long term investigation has resulted in multiple charges and arrests related to an illicit drug trafficking group operating throughout the Lower Mainland.
The investigation began in September of 2018 and focussed on alleged drug trafficking in Surrey and Delta related to a group of individuals associated to those involved in the ongoing Lower Mainland Gang Conflict.
This lengthy investigation resulted in 38 charges being approved against six individuals. The majority of these charges were in relation to the trafficking of a controlled substance specifically suspected fentanyl and cocaine.
During the investigation, police executed search warrants at two separate residences, one in Surrey and one in Delta. As a result of these search warrants, police located bulk and pre-packaged fentanyl as well as evidence which led police to believe that large volumes of fentanyl were being trafficked.
Six men have been charged in this investigation. All have been arrested with the exception of Ryan Bruinsma, who is dead, and James Daniel, who is wanted within BC but investigators believe he no longer resides in the province.
– Fifty-one-year-old Jasbir Singh Khabra, of Surrey, is facing 11 charges related to drug trafficking.
– Nineteen-year-old Matthew Ramone Mann, of Delta, is facing eight charges related to drug trafficking.
– Nineteen-year-old Gurdeep Singh Bains, of Delta, is facing six charges related to drug trafficking.
– Eighteen-year-old Martin Djunga, of Surrey, is facing three charges related to drug trafficking.
– Eighteen-year-old James Daniel, of Surrey, is facing three charges related to drug trafficking.
– Ryan Allan Bruinsma, who is now deceased, was charged with 7 counts related to drug trafficking.
“Although this investigation was lengthy, the results will have a positive long term impact on the community through the disruption of a criminal network,” said Acting Community Services Officer Inspector Wendy Mehat. “We will continue to strategically target networks and interdict individuals engaged in drug trafficking to keep our community safe.”
Large-scale investigations can begin with a simple tip from the public. Anyone with information that could assist the Surrey RCMP in their investigations is asked to call them at 604-599-0502 or, if they wish to make an anonymous report, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.