Burnaby: RCMP say after an extensive two-month investigation into an individual believed to be in the drug trade, its Drugs and Organized Crime Section seized suspected drugs and a weapon with magazines.
RCMP say officers executed a search warrant at a residence in the 9300-block of Tower Road, on Burnaby Mountain on March 2 and seized 5 Kg of suspected cocaine, 1.5 Kg of suspected methamphetamine and 200 g of suspected fentanyl.
Officers also seized a handgun and two prohibited high-capacity magazines during the search.
Burnaby RCMP also seized around $10,000 in cash, a large amount of drug packaging, equipment for re-pressing drugs and two vehicles.
Officials say the residence was directly across the street from an elementary school and less than a block away from a busy daycare.
Burnaby RCMP’s Corporal Mike Kalanj said, “It is troubling to see this type of drug seizure in any community, but it also demonstrates the link that exists between the drug trade and illegal firearms.”
Three individuals have been arrested in relation to the investigation. Numerous weapons and drug charges are expected to be forwarded for all three individuals.