Burnaby RCMP continue crackdown on alleged drug dealers

Burnaby

2020-07-28 12:50 PDT

File # 20-29564

Burnaby RCMP’s Community Response Team is continuing to proactively target those who are involved in the drug trade in our City.

On July 22, 2020, at 1:15 p.m., Community Response Team officers on proactive community patrols observed a vehicle being driven in a suspicious manner around Gilley Avenue and Dickens Street in the City.

Police then observed this vehicle meet with another in a manner which led police to believe that a drug deal was taking place.

Additional Community Response Team officers responded to assist and a vehicle stop was initiated. Five occupants of the vehicles were arrested including one person who attempted to flee but was quickly caught by police and safely taken into custody.

Two baggies full of suspected fentanyl and crack cocaine ready for sale were seized along with $5000 in cash and several cell phones.

Three of those involved were released at scene, two others were youth and were released to their guardians. A report will be forwarded to the BC Prosecution Service for consideration and assessment of charges.

Some of those arrested are suspected to be involved in gangs in our City, says Corporal Brett Cunningham with Burnaby RCMP. Our Community Response Team officers will continue to use their intuition and local knowledge to successfully disrupt alleged drug dealing activities by these individuals.

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Burnaby RCMP Media Relations
604-646-9900
 

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