TALK about the glamour of being a gang member!
A bag of drugs pulled from the rectum of a drug trafficker provided Surrey RCMP with an opportunity to educate would-be gang associates of the harsh reality of the gang lifestyle.
On May 14, at 7:30 p.m., officers from the Surrey RCMP Community Response Unit conducted a traffic stop with a rental vehicle in the area of 15200-block of 16 Avenue to investigate an offence under the BC Motor Vehicle Act. During their interaction with the driver, officers observed evidence consistent with drug trafficking. The male driver and his passenger were arrested for possession for the purposes of trafficking.
Further investigation led officers to locate multiple cell phones. Both men were transported to police cells and during a search of the suspects, a large dialer bag full of suspected crack cocaine and powder cocaine was located protruding from the rectum of the vehicle’s passenger.
When the bag was removed police located 18 rocks of suspected crack cocaine with a total weight of 9.05 grams and 26 spitballs of suspected powder cocaine with total weight of 14.05 grams.
The two men were released from custody pending further investigation, which includes lab analysis of the suspected drugs. Charges are pending.
“There are gang members on social media trying to sell the idea that gang life is a life of wealth, luxury and prestige,” says Constable Sarbjit Sangha, Surrey RCMP Media Relations Officer. “The reality is that gang members live in constant fear of getting robbed or murdered by other gang members, or getting arrested by police. This is the reason why they risk their lives by sticking bags of deadly drugs into their rectums.”
Surrey RCMP say they are committed to shattering the image associated to the gang lifestyle by educating youth about the dangerous realities of the gang lifestyle. For more information on Surrey RCMP’s anti-gang presentations visit their website.
If you have information about drug trafficking in the community, contact Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502. If you wish to make an anonymous report, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.