Surrey RCMP has arrested 13 people in relation to a drug bust that confiscated an unexpectedly large amount of drugs and several weapons.
Corporal Scotty Schumann says the fact that police cracked down on three north Surrey locations simultaneously last month yielded an unusually large seizure.
“Well, we don’t normally seize very large quantities like this. These usually come from larger, more complex investigations, so it certainly paid off in this particular instance with this large haul of drugs.”
Mounties seized around 15-hundred doses of crystal meth, heroin they believed to be laced with fentanyl as well as nine kilos of marijuana.
He adds officers also collected several handguns and crossbows.
32-year-old Adam Bogart from Surrey is facing three counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking, two counts of possession of a firearm and breaching of a firearms prohibition.
Schumann says more charges may be coming.
“Certainly, this particular person was targeted through intelligence, so we already had some evidence against him. The investigation is still ongoing, so there is a possibility that there may be more charges in the future for these other people that were arrested as well.”
A man with the same name as Bogart was found guilty of several trafficking charges in back in 2008.