Mounties have seized more than 200 grams of fentanyl, several fake guns and a sword during recent Surrey traffic stops. On June 4, the officers stopped a driver near the intersection of 94 Avenue and King George Boulevard.
Surrey RCMP stated:
“During their interaction with the driver, the officers observed items consistent with drug trafficking and arrested the driver and passenger.”
During the investigation, the police officers found seven imitation firearms, a pistol magazine with live ammunition inside, and two cold weapons. Also, the officers found few packages of drugs, containing a total of 157 grams of suspected fentanyl.
Two people were in the vehicle, a 34-year-old man and a 34-year-old woman. They were released at the scene after their arrest. The BC prosecution service will receive the report and decide the further course of action.
Just a couple of days later, the police had a similar encounter. At 6:50 p.m. on June 8 near the intersection of 176 Street and Fraser Highway in Cloverdale, the police officers arrested the driver and seized a holster, two starter pistols, a large canister of bear mace, multiple knives and $1,200 in cash. They also found two bags that contained 89 grams of suspected fentanyl and 58 grams of suspected methamphetamine. After receiving a violation ticket for Motor Vehicle Act offences, the driver was released from custody.
Police stated in a release:
“He was also served a warning letter as the registered owner of a vehicle involved in crime, that in the future if this vehicle is involved in criminal activity, it will be seized as offence-related property.”