Surrey RCMP’s Community Response Unit seized a firearm, ammunition, cash and a large amount of drugs in Newton.
On April 27, 2022 at approximately 3:00 pm, Surrey RCMP’s Community Response Unit were conducting proactive patrols and located a man who had fled from police the previous day when they attempted to conduct a traffic stop. Officers arrested the 35-year-old man in the 13100-block of 61 Avenue and transported him to Surrey RCMP cells.
During the investigation, officers located a handgun, ammunition, $1,455 in Canadian currency, 550 grams of suspected fentanyl, 140 grams of suspected methamphetamine, 18 grams of suspected crack cocaine and 45 grams of unknown pills. (photo of seized items)
The investigation remains ongoing and charges have not yet been laid in relation to the items seized, as further analysis is required on the drugs and firearm. Despite charges not being laid, the accused remains in custody for breaching a Conditional Sentence Order in relation to previous charges.
Of note, the individual arrested in possession of the gun, cash, and suspected drugs, was the target of a shooting earlier in the year.
There is a nexus between gun violence and the drug trade, which is why the Surrey RCMP continues to proactively target individuals who engage in crime, says Surrey RCMP Media Relations Officer, Cst. Gurvinder Ghag.
This individual has already been shot at due to his involvement in criminal activity, yet continues to put himself and others in the community at risk.