In a crackdown on criminal activity, RCMP made five arrests and seized illicit drugs, cash, and vehicles in Newton and Guildford in Surrey.
Surrey RCMP stated that from August 29 to September 1, its gang-enforcement team launched five investigations after traffic stops.
Four of the investigations were related to alleged drug trafficking. Officers discovered one suspect had sewn a pocket in their underwear for hiding pre-packaged illicit drugs.
From these four investigations, officers arrested four alleged drug traffickers and seized a total of 11 grams of methamphetamine, 31 grams of cocaine, 7.81 grams of fentanyl, and over $8000 in cash, as well as four vehicles as offence-related property.
The fifth investigation began when officers pulled over a driver for a B.C. Motor Vehicle Act infraction. Officers then noticed several catalytic converters inside the vehicle.
While the driver attempted to prove his ownership of the catalytic converters by showing photos on his mobile phone, he inadvertently showed officers some images of other vehicle parts being stolen.
Police arrested the suspect for possession of stolen property.
In addition, when officers searched the vehicle, they uncovered and seized 1.3 kilograms of suspected Doda powder (which is made from dried poppy husks).
Charges haven’t been laid yet and all five investigations remain ongoing.