Burnaby RCMP arrest drug-trafficking suspect from Langley near Metrotown

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      A man suspected of running a street-level drug-trafficking operation was arrested last week in the Metrotown area of Burnaby.

      According to a Burnaby RCMP news release on November 7, officers near Beresford Street and Cassie Avenue saw a man leaving a vehicle near the Metrotown SkyTrain Station at 1:50 p.m. on October 28.

      The vehicle then drove up Beresford Street and a man who officers had previously observed acting suspiciously entered the vehicle.

      As officers believed the vehicle was being used for drug deals, they stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver. The driver told police that he had picked up the man to use the drugs together.

      While they spoke, officers saw drugs sitting in plain sight in the vehicle.

      The driver was arrested for possession under the Controlled Drugs and Licensing Act.

      After a search of the vehicle, officers seized $3,000 in cash, several cell phones, a large knife, weighing scales, and Ziplock baggies. Identification and bank cards suspected to be stolen were also seized.

      The driver, a 35-year-old Langley man whose identity has not been released, is facing possible charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking and identity theft.

      The passenger won’t be facing any charges.