AN investigation by Surrey RCMP frontline officers has led to the seizure of multiple firearms, drugs, and body armour from a condominium in Whalley.
The investigation began on February 20 when Surrey RCMP received a report of a vehicle robbery with the use of a firearm. Further investigation led to the identification of a suspect who was arrested at his residence in Whalley the following day. Officers executed a search warrant for the suspect’s residence located in the 9700-block of 140 Street on February 22.
During the search, officers located and seized a number of items including two 12-gauge shotguns, a .17 caliber rifle, a .22 caliber carbine, five replica pistol airsoft guns, a loaded carbine and pistol magazines, hard body armour in carrier, and various amounts of ammunition. Police also seized pre-packaged suspected cocaine, meth, heroin and crack cocaine. Other items seized for investigation included a significant quantity of stolen identification documents.
The suspect was released from police custody on court documents. The investigation is ongoing and a report to the BC Prosecution Service is anticipated.
“A significant amount of police work has gone into this investigation,” says Surrey RCMP frontline policing Duty Officer, Inspector Kevin Beson. “More work will now be undertaken to analyze the drugs, the firearms, and other property to determine if they are linked to any other criminal activity.”
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or Crime Stoppers, if they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca.