SURREY RCMP have seized a substantial quantity of illicit drugs and cash as a result of proactive enforcement in Whalley.
On April 23, the Surrey Gang Enforcement Team (SGET) was on patrol in Whalley when they pulled over a suspicious vehicle near 132nd Street and 88th Avenue, shortly before 9 p.m. During the vehicle stop, officers made observations which led to the arrest of the driver, for possession for the purpose of trafficking.
Subsequent investigation led to the discovery of a large quantity of suspected illicit drugs, including crack cocaine, fentanyl and methamphetamine. Police also located and seized $5,220 in cash, a number of cell phones, packaging, and other paraphernalia consistent with drug trafficking (see photo).
The driver, an adult male, has been released pending further investigation. No charges have been laid at this time.
“This seizure is another example of the positive results we are seeing by aggressively targeting drug trafficking in Surrey,” said Staff-Sgt. Ryan Element. “The illicit drug trade is at the core of gang activity and violent crime throughout the Lower Mainland. We will continue to seek out drug traffickers and send a clear message that they aren’t welcome in our community.”
If you have information about suspected drug activity, or any other crime in your neighborhood, call Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or, if you wish to make an anonymous report, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.