ON November 27 an officer on patrol observed a suspicious vehicle that had front-end damage and was registered as failing to stop for police in a neighbouring municipality. The officer conducted a traffic stop to speak to the driver. In the course of the traffic stop the officer found a large quantity of drugs.
The driver was arrested and police seized approximately:
* 8 kilograms of suspected fentanyl powder;
* 500 grams of suspected fentanyl pills;
* 1.5 kilograms of suspected crystal methamphetamine;
* 1.5 kilograms of suspected heroin; and
* 400 milliliters of codeine.
The estimated street value of the drugs seized was approximately $2.4 million.
“Drug offences negatively impact our communities at many different levels, and we’re very impressed with the exceptional work that was done by this officer,” said Media Relations Officer Sgt. Justine Thom. “We want to let criminals know they’re not wanted in New Westminster.”
The investigation into the seized drugs is ongoing.
The New Westminster Police Department said that it would like to remind residents that if they believe suspicious activity is happening in their neighbourhood, they are requested to call police at 604-525-5411.