Burnaby RCMP Drugs and Organized Crime Section investigation leads to drug and weapons seizure

Burnaby

2023-03-14 12:24 PDT

File # 2023-293

After an extensive two-month investigation into an individual believed to be in the drug trade, Burnaby RCMP’s Drugs and Organized Crime Section executed a search warrant at a residence in the 9300-block of Tower Road, on Burnaby Mountain on March 2, 2023.

A large number of suspected drugs were seized:

A handgun and two prohibited high capacity magazines were also found in the suite during the search.

The serial number on the handgun had been altered, as seen in the below photo.

Black handgun with unattached loaded magazine

Magazines for this type of handgun are legally limited to ten rounds. Two magazines seized from this residence had the capacity to hold 27 and 50 rounds.

1 handgun magazines, 1 drum magazine. A box with a with a Gucci bag in it. 2 rulers showing the size of the magazines and a zip lock bag full of ammunition.

Along with the drugs and weapons, around $10,000 in cash, a large amount of drug packaging, equipment for re-pressing drugs and two vehicles were seized.

The residence was directly across the street from an elementary school and less than a block away from a busy daycare.

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, said Corporal Mike Kalanj with the Burnaby RCMP. While these drugs were likely destined to be trafficked illegally, investigators believe this seizure has significantly disrupted this trafficking organization as well as the movement of drugs throughout our communities.

Three individuals have been arrested in relation to the investigation. Numerous weapons and drug charges are expected to be forwarded for all three individuals.

Released by

Cpl. Michael Kalanj
Media Relations Officer
Burnaby RCMP
6355 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby, BC, V5G 2J2
Office: 604-646-9566
Fax: 604-646-9704

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