THE Surrey RCMP Drug Unit has arrested two youths after discovering a drug cache in a Whalley condominium linked to a suspected dial-a-dope operation.
This investigation began in early February in relation to suspected drug trafficking activity at an underground parkade in the 10700-block of University Drive. Further investigation led drug investigators to a unit inside the condominium tower related to the parkade.
On February 25, a search warrant was executed at the condominium, leading to the discovery of a drug cache and packaging site. Two 16-year-old males were arrested, one of whom is alleged to have been in possession of a loaded handgun at the time of his arrest.
During the investigation, police located and seized bulk and pre-packaged quantities of suspected powder cocaine, crack cocaine, methamphetamine, fentanyl, and MDMA. In addition to the loaded handgun, a loaded pistol grip shotgun was seized along with $11,000 in cash.
Neither of the youth suspects have any known connections to the Lower Mainland gang conflict. Both youths have been released from police custody. Charges have not yet been laid. A report to BC Prosecution Service is anticipated pending further investigation.
“It is concerning to see youth involved in drug trafficking,” said Staff-Sgt. Glenn Leeson, Surrey RCMP Drug Unit. “Not only are they putting community members at risk by trafficking potentially lethal drugs, but they are also putting themselves in danger.”
Anyone with information on drug trafficking activity in Surrey can contact the Surrey RCMP at (604) 599-0502.