Surrey RCMP Gang Enforcement Team makes multiple arrests and seizures in Newton and Guildford

One of the suspects had sewn a pocket into their undies for hiding illicit drugs

SURREY RCMP Gang Enforcement Team (SGET) is continuing to send a loud and clear message to those engaging in criminal activity with multiple arrests and seizures in Newton and Guildford.

In a single week of targeted enforcement, SGET arrested four alleged drug traffickers, a catalytic converter thief, and seized five crime-related vehicles. Between August 29 and September 1, SGET entered into five significant investigations because of pro-active traffic stops.

Four of the investigations were tied to alleged drug trafficking where officers located pre-packaged illicit drugs hidden in the suspects’ underwear. One of the suspects had gone so far as to sew a pocket into their undies, specifically for hiding illicit drugs. In total, officers seized 11 grams of methamphetamine, 31 grams of cocaine, 7.81 grams of fentanyl and over $8,000 in cash. All four of the vehicles were seized as offence-related property.

The fifth significant investigation began after SGET pulled over a driver for a BC Motor Vehicle Act infraction. During their interaction with the driver, officers noted several catalytic converters inside the vehicle. While attempting to prove ownership of the catalytic converters via cell phone pictures, the driver allegedly showed officers images of the vehicle parts being stolen. He was arrested for possession of stolen property. Upon further investigation of the vehicle, officers also located 1.3 kilograms of suspected Doda powder. The vehicle has been seized as offence related property.

All five investigations are ongoing. Charges have not yet been laid. Reports to the BC Prosecution Service are expected.

“Strategic enforcement by Surrey RCMP is designed to disrupt and suppress gang activity in Surrey. In addition to a strong gang action plan, Surrey RCMP has multiple youth and family programs, designed specifically for our community. We will continue to work with our partners to deliver gang prevention programs. For more information on all of these programs, visit our Surrey RCMP website,” said Constable Sarbjit Sangha, Media Relations Officer.